Register Your Child
Free 15 hour sessions are funded for children between the ages of 2 and 4 years. From September 2013, your Two year old child may be eligible to get free 15 Hours FREE if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits. •Income Support •Income based Jobseekers Allowance •Income related employment and support allowance •Support under the VI of Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 •The guarantee element of state pension credit •Child tax credit, providing you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customers) or that does not exceed £16,190.
•If your child is looked after by the Local Authority •If your child is accessing the Early Years Support Pathway Here’s how it works: – If your 2 year old is eligible they can access 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year. The childcare can be taken over a minimum of two days and no session can be longer than ten hours a day or shorter than two and a half hours a day.
DFE Visits You are very welcome to make an appointment to visit the Nursery at any time when considering registering your child with us. Please contact us by telephone or email to arrange a visit. Availability Places are usually in demand, so please contact us to discuss availability before registering your child. Once we have established that we have a place available, you may register by completing the Registration Form. Settling In Parents and carers are encouraged to visit the nursery with their child in the two weeks before they are due to start, to get to know the team, environment and routine. During this settling-in time, the child’s key person will find out more about the child’s routines, likes and dislikes. Depending on the child, this period may be shortened or lengthened and the number of visits with parents and carers will be increased. Once a child begins to show signs of settling in, parents are encouraged to leave them for short periods of time. We are happy to video a child’s progress on request so parents and carers can see how they get on without them. There is no charge for settling in sessions. If you wish to register your child/children, please complete our registration form and return it to us as soon as possible.