Two year old provision and Nursery funding

Please call 0300 123 4097 if you are having difficulties gaining the 30 hour eligibility code for Nursery.

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.

 

 

From September 2019 Town Lane Infant School will  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 £2:00 per day to cover staffing over the lunchtime total cost per day  £4:30.

Parents are welcome to provide a healthy packed lunch at a cost of £2:00 per day to cover staffing costs.

 

Or

 

Option B – The 15 hours a week offer

Monday 8:40-3:10, Tuesday 8:40-3:10 and Wednesday 8:40-11:45am

or

Wednesday 12:10-3:10pm Thursday 8:40-3:10, and Friday 8:40-3:10pm

 

Children will be also be offered a hot lunch at a cost of £2:30 per day and £2:00 per day to cover staffing over the lunchtime total cost per day  £4:30.

Parents are welcome to provide a healthy packed lunch at a cost of £2:00 per day to cover staffing costs.

 

If you have not yet gained your 30 hour eligibility code please call 0300 123 4097.
 
30 hr eligibility code deadline is 31st August for places for September .
2 Year old Provision:
 
Town Lane Infant School currently offers
 
 5 morning sessions
 
or 
 
5 afternoon sessions.
 
Please speak to the school office if you are interested in a place.
 

Free education and childcare for 2-year-olds

Your 2-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit - if you and your partner have a combined income from work of £15,400 or less a year, after tax
  • tax credits and you have an income of £16,190 or less a year, before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:

  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order