- Free play time allows every child to move freely between the different activities that are available. Regular activities include dressing up, reading, the creative table, the writing table, construction toys and imaginative play - as well as different seasonal and themed activities which change weekly.
- Snack time in the middle of the session allows the children to sit down, have a drink and a healthy snack of their choice. Snacks follow a fortnightly menu and includes crackers, wholemeal toast and muffins, cottage cheese, hummus, fish dip, every sort of fresh fruit, whole-wheat breakfast cereals and much more. Water and milk are also offered.
- Free Play indoors or outdoors is available everyday.
- Pick up time is at 12noon, or at 3.30pm. Parents need to sign their child out, and no child will be allowed to leave with an unfamiliar adult.
Our opening hours are from 9am to 3.30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; and 9am to 12noon on Thursday and Friday.
The Early Years Funding (EYF) allowance is 15 free hours (five sessions). If you wish to exceed these 15 hours, you will be charged £12 per additional session. Please see information below for EYF voucher information.
Lunch time supervision is £2.00 per day. Younger children who are not yet old enough to claim voucher funding are charged at £12.00 per session. Invoices are issued at the beginning of each half term. Payment can be made by BACS, cash, CQs or work place vouchers.
Early Year's Funding (EYFS) Vouchers - Free childcare & education for 2 to 4-year-olds
*All words taken from Gov.uk website.
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year, which works out at five sessions of free attendance per week. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.
3 to 4-year-olds
You can start claiming free childcare the term after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on their birthday.
Child’s birthday, when the claim begins:
- 1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April (Spring Term)
- 1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September (Autumn Term)
- 1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January (Winter Term)
Example: your child was born on 15 February 2012. They can get free early education and childcare from the start of term following 1 April 2015. You can’t continue to claim free childcare once your child starts reception class in a state school.
Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare. But you must be getting one of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit
Children are also entitled to a place if:
- They’re looked after by a local council
- They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
- They get Disability Living Allowance
- They’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on their date of birth.
Child’s birthday when you can claim
- 1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
- 1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
- 1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January
Contact your local council to check if your child is eligible.