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All 3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours free Nursery provision for 38 weeks of the year. There are 30 hours free Nursery provision for eligible families. We are able to offer both 15 hour and 30 hour places for children from the term after they turn 3. More information about the entitlements can be found by clicking on the link: below:

SESSION TIMINGS

Our Nursery day is divided into three sessions:

Morning session

8.50am-11.40am

Lunch Club

11.40am-12.30pm

Afternoon session

12.30pm-3.20pm 

 

15 hour and 30 hour attendance patterns are offered as follows:

 

MORNINGS

Children attend every morning, Monday to Friday during term time (8:50am - 11:40am), totaling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week.  Morning children are also entitled to one lunch club per week on Wednesday, (session ends 12:30pm), making 15 hours in total. We offer 13 places on this pattern.

Cost:

No charge if a child has a packed lunch from home. 

£2.30 per day if a hot meal is provided by the school kitchen. 

 

AFTERNOONS

Children attend every afternoon, Monday to Friday during term time (12:30pm-3:20pm), totaling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week.  Afternoon children are also entitled to one lunch club per week on Thursdays (session begins 11:40am), making 15 hours in total. We offer 13 places on this pattern.

Cost:

No charge if a child has a packed lunch from home. 

£2.30 per day if a hot meal is provided by the school kitchen.

 

TWO AND A HALF DAYS : MONDAY - WEDNESDAY

Two full days (8.50am–3:20pm)  on Monday and Tuesday and one half a day (8.50am–11:40am), on Wednesday during term time, totaling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week. 

Monday - Wednesday children are entitled to one lunch club per week on Tuesdays, making 15 hours in total.  There is an additional charge of £4.00 per week for the Monday lunch club to cover the additional staffing costs over lunchtime, which are not covered by the 15 hours funding we receive. We offer 13 places on this pattern.

Cost:

£4.00 lunch club (to cover staffing costs) for lunch club taken on Monday.

£2.30 for each hot meal provided by the school kitchen. 

 

TWO AND A HALF DAYS - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY

One half day on Wednesday (12:30pm-3:20pm) and two full days (8:50am–3:20pm) on Thursday and Friday during term time, totaling 14 hours and 10 minutes curriculum contact time each week. 

Wednesday - Friday children are entitled to one lunch club per week on Fridays, making 15 hours in total.  There is an additional charge of £4.00 per week for the Thursday lunch club to cover the additional staffing costs over lunchtime, which are not covered by the 15 hours funding we receive. We offer 13 places on this pattern. 

Cost:

£4.00 lunch club (to cover staffing costs) for lunch club taken on Thursday.

£2.30 for each hot meal provided by the school kitchen. 

 

30 HOURS EXTENDED CHILDCARE ENTITLEMENT

From September 2017, most 3 and 4 year olds whose parents are working are entitled to 30 hours per week childcare.  We are pleased to be able to offer an additional thirteen 30 hour places for these families. 

Eligible parents will be given a unique verification code, which they will need to bring to the school, along with their National Insurance Number and child's date of birth.  Parents will be asked to complete a short acceptance form for our files. If parents are not eligible for 30 hours or choose not to take up the offer, they are still entitled to the 15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds here at William Lilley. If your child attends our Nursery for the 30 hours, they will join us Monday to Friday (8.50am-3.20pm) making 28 hours and 20 minutes curriculum contact time each week. 30 hour children are entitled to two lunchtimes per week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, making 30 hours in total. There is an additional charge of £12.00 per week for the Monday, Thursday and Friday lunch club to cover the additional staffing costs over lunchtime, which are not covered by the 30 hours funding we receive.

Cost:

£12.00 lunch club (to cover staffing costs) for lunch club taken on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

£2.30 for each hot meal provided by the school kitchen.

More information about the 30 hours free childcare can be found by clicking on the link towards the top of the page:

HELP WITH ADDITIONAL COSTS

In addition the 15 hours or 30 hours free childcare, you could get further help with childcare costs.  Check what help you could get with childcare costs in the form of:

  • tax-free childcare
  • tax credits
  • universal credit
  • help while you study

For more information, please click on the links below:

 

MAKING PAYMENTS

We accept cash or cheque at the School Office which can be passed to us directly or via your child's class teacher. Please ensure the payment is in a sealed envelope and clearly mark on the front your child's name and what the contents are for. Alternatively, we are able to accept Bank Transfers. Our account details are as below; please ensure when making the payment that the reference includes your child's surname. This is also how Tax Free Childcare payments arrive to us.

Barclays Bank

Sort code: 20-63-36

Account no:  33077098

 

 

WRAP-AROUND CARE

Information is available upon request or via our website (please click on the link below) for parents who wish to make arrangements with private nurseries/child minders who offer wrap-around care outside the times of our sessions. The parent and care provider must make their own arrangements should this be required. The school will always be the recipient of the funding for the child’s place and the private day care provider will charge parents/carers for their provision.

 

 

STARTING NURSERY

We would be delighted if you chose us as the setting where you would like your child to begin, or continue, their childcare journey. To ensure that both your child, and you, feel confident and secure, we carefully plan an induction program to help you all settle quickly. This is made up of a:

Parents' meeting

Parents will be given the opportunity to visit the nursery and meet the staff at a parents' meeting held the term prior to the expected start date.

Home visit

We like to visit all children at home before they start. We feel that children settle more quickly following home visits, giving them the chance to meet the staff in the security of their own home. The home visit also provides an opportunity for an informal chat about anything parents feel may affect their child at Nursery.

Nursery visit

Each child has a 'Stay and Play' session accompanied by an adult that they trust. This provides support for the child and an opportunity for the adult to see what happens in Nursery.

Staggered Nursery start date

Starting dates for new children are staggered so that they are welcomed into a well-established and calm climate where they can have the full attention of staff. Parents are given an individual start date for their child.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Either phone the School Office on 01159 179 277 or complete the contact form below. We warmly welcome visits to the School which can be arranged at a mutually convenient time for yourselves and our Head Teacher, Mrs Beardsley.

Please provide me with more information about the Nursery. I would be interested in coming for a look around.

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