Nursery 30 hour funding
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ADMISSION FOR NURSERY (F1)
The government is making changes to the Early Education and Childcare offer from September 2017. Currently, 3 and 4-year-old children are eligible for 570 hours of childcare a year which, at Town Lane Infant School, is broken down to 15 hours each week over 38 weeks of the year.
From September 2017 many working parents of 3 to 4 year olds in England will be eligible for 30 hours of funded childcare, rather than the current 15 hours. At Town Lane Infant school we propose that this will be 30 hours free for 38 weeks per year, which is equivalent to school term times.
Not every child will be eligible for the 30 hours but everyone will still receive the 15 hours funded childcare that is currently available.
The eligibility rules for 30 hours funded childcare are as follow:
- Your child will be aged 3 or 4 when the scheme starts (September 2017).
- Both parents must be working - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family.
- Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.
- Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000.
- You live in England.
Parents will not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at NMW or NLW. This means that, a working parent who is over 25 will need to earn a weekly minimum equivalent of £115.20 whereas a working parent who is 21 will need to earn weekly minimum equivalent of around £107 (at this year’s rates). Parents on zero contract hours who meet the criteria are included in the entitlement criteria.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PROPOSAL ONLY AT THIS STAGE AND WE ARE SEEKING YOUR INPUT BEFORE TAKING IT TO OUR GOVERNING BODY FOR APPROVAL. WE WILL WRITE TO YOU FURTHER BEFORE OFFERING PLACES.
From September 2017, Town Lane Infant School will provisionally be offering the following sessions:
Option A – The 30 hours a week offer
8:40 am to 3:10 pm Monday – Friday during term time
Children will be offered a hot lunch at a cost of £2:30 per day and 80p per day to cover staffing over the lunchtime or parents can provide a healthy packed lunch.
Option B – The 15 hours a week offer
Morning sessions Monday-Friday 8:45-11:45am
Afternoon sessions Monday-Friday 12:10- 3:10pm
Monday 8:40-3:10, Tuesday 8:40-3:10 and Wednesday 8:40-11:45am
Wednesday 12:10-3:10, Thursday 8:40-3:10, and Friday 8:40-3:10pm