Early Years Foundation Phase

 

Greenside School Nursery - 30 hours offer.

We are happy to announce we are able to offer a limited number of 30 hours places to those children entitled to it! If you are interested and think you may be entitled please follow the local authority guidance below.

Information on 30 hours entitlement and how to apply

From September 2017 funding for early education for 3 and 4 year old children is changing.

All families with a 3 and 4 year old child will still be eligible for the universal offer of free early education of up to 15 hours a week term time or a total of 570 hours taken throughout the year.

Some children will be eligible for extended childcare from this date, which is up to 30 hours a week term time or a total of 1140 hours taken throughout the year.

You will be eligible for 30hours if the criteria below apply to you:

  • both parents must be working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage, and less than £100,000 per year
  • working will include employed and self-employed persons
  • in general families where one parent does not work (or neither parent works) will not be eligible for these additional hours
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity or paternity leave
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on adoption leaveď‚· both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay
  • one parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring or one parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits

What you have to do to Apply for 30 Hours?  

For details on how to register and check for eligibility for the 30 hours visit: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk  

At Greenside, we will be offering a limited number of 30 hours places.

These places will only be available for –

  • Those who already have a AM session place, due to the PM sessions being undersubscribed at this late stage
  • Those who are eligible for 30 Hours.

 

Places will be offered on a strictly first come first serve basis and parents will need to provide their code and details before September 6th 2017.

 

How the offer will be delivered at Greenside Primary School

The 15 hours provision at Greenside is organised as below:

  • Monday to Friday (5 days) 08:30 – 11:30

Or

  • Monday to Friday (5 days) 12:15 – 15:15

The 30 hours provision at Greenside is organised as below:

  • Monday to Friday (5 days) 08:30 – 11:30

and

  • Monday to Friday (5 days) 12:15 – 15:15

Unfortunately, at this time, it is not possible for us to include lunchtime during the 30 hours provision, however to avoid disruption to your child’s day, we will be offering optional Lunchtime Supervision at £3.00 per day, and for this you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch, alternatively you will need to collect your child from nursery at 11:30 and return them to nursery for 12:15.

How to apply for one of our limited places?

Once you have received your formal offer for a 15 hour am place at the nursery, you can apply for 30 hours by providing the School Business Manager, with your

  • eligibility code
  • national insurance (NI) number/s
  • consent as below –

“I consent to Greenside Primary school checking my eligibility code and to receive confirmation and future notifications from the local authority of the validity of the parent’s 30 hours eligibility code”

This needs to be done in writing, and can be provided by either

Eligibility codes will be checked on a termly basis throughout the year

Don’t delay!  You must apply well before 31st August 2017 if you want to start your funding in September 2017

Useful Links and Contacts

Families Information Service                                      0161 342 4260

30 Hours Free Childcare and make an application     https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

School Website                                                           http://www.greenside.tameside.sch.uk/