My child will be in Nursery in Sept 2017 - what do I need to do?

May 2017

We are pleased to announce that 30 hours of free childcare is now available for parents of 3 & 4 year olds who meet the eligibility criteria.

If your child will be attending Nursery in September 2017 you should start your application now as the deadline for completing the application process is Friday 14th July 2017.

If you miss the 14th July deadline you will still be entitled to 15 hours in September 2017 but will not be able to use the 30 hours until January 2018.

Please see the link to the document ‘Will I qualify for 30 hours free childcare’ to check if you are eligible to claim.

Eligible parents will have the option of using the 30 hours of free education in our Nursery and also in Tic Toc (before/after school & school holidays) if required.  Please contact school if you would like to use your 30 hours flexibly across Nursery and Tic Toc and we can discuss your individual requirements.

To check eligibility please visit Childcare Choices https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk   or the Childcare Calculator at https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator.   If you encounter any problems with the application process please contact the childcare service Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097.

  • You will be asked to enter personal details including your name, address and National Insurance number and the same for your partner if you have one.  This information will help HMRC decide if your child is eligible for 30 hours.
  • At the end of the application process, if you are eligible you will be issued with an 11 digit code for your child.
  •  If you are provided with an 11 digit code please complete the enclosed form and return it to school as soon as possible so we can verify your code and confirm how you would like to use your 30 hours free funding.

If you have any queries throughout the application or require assistance please contact the school office on 01665 602267.