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Nursery Provision

From September 2016 Trinity Nursery offered paid sessions to parents who wished to take on more than 15 hours provision in the Nursery.

 

From September 2017 - the government are offering 30 hour free provision for eligible parents (please further down).  As a nursery we have agreed to offer this provision.

Nursery Admissions 2018 - 2019

If you wish to apply, please download and return the application form.  Children can start the Nursery from the term after their 3rd birthday.  We have intakes for September and January.

 

The new Nursery Admission Applications for September 2018 are available.  The deadline for September 2018 applications is Friday 12th January 2017.  

 

Nursery Admissions January 2019

January intakes are subject to places being available.  If there are any places available parents of the children will be notified just after October Half term.  

 

Children will be offered their place in order of the criteria set out in the Nursery Admissions Policy 2018 - 2019 and will not be on a first come, first served basis. 

 

If you have any question please contact Avril Steel on asteel@trinity.bwmat.org or telephone 01275 397710.

Information about 30 hours of Free Childcare

All children aged 3 or 4 years old are eligible for 15 hours a week of free early education.   From September 2017 the government is extending free childcare from 15 hours to 30 hours a week for working parents earning the equivalent of the National Minimum wage or National Living wage for 16 hours a week.

 

Useful website links for parents.

http://www.childcareworks.co.uk/

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

 

Eligibility

The new entitlement is 1,140 hours of early education for children whose parents are working. 

 

To be eligible, you (and your partner if you have one), must either:

 

  • each expect to earn at least £115 a week or work more than 16 hours at the National Living Wage (unless you became self-employed less than 12 months ago), or each expect to earn at least £111 a week or work more than  16 hours at the National Minimum Wage (unless you became self-employed less than 12 months ago)
  • each expect to earn at least £61.92 a week if you’re under 18, £84.80 a week if you’re aged 18-20 or £52.80 a week if you’re an apprentice (either under 19 or in the first year of your apprenticeship)
  • live in England
  • expect to have income of less than £100,000 each a year

 

If you and your partner are unemployed, you and your partner must become employed within 14 days of applying.  You may get different eligibility outcomes for each of your children if you apply for 30 hours free childcare for more than one child.

 

You’re not eligible if:

 

  • you’re in receipt of a childcare grant
  • you’re a full-time student/an intern
  • you’re not entitled to receive public funds

 

Circumstances where you may still be eligible

You can use 30 hours free childcare if you’re already getting Universal Credit or tax credits, and you can still apply for 30 hours free childcare if you or your partner:

 

  • are taking paid time off work, such as maternity leave, paternity leave or sick leave
  • are temporarily away from England for a period of up to 6 months, such as if you’re in the military (on duty)

 

You can also still apply for 30 hours free childcare if either you or y our partner are employed or self-employed and one of you gets one or more of the following benefits:

 

  • contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit or long-term Incapacity Benefit
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • National Insurance credits because of incapacity or limited capability for work
  • you've been assessed as having limited capability for work for Universal Credit purposes

 

The three and four year olds whose parents do not meet the criteria will continue to be entitled to the universal offer of 570 hours per annum or 15 hours over 38 weeks.

 

 

 

Applying for 30 hours free childcare

You'll be able to apply for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare in a single online childcare service application.  You will need to apply for the extended 15 hours offer via www.gov.uk where you will receive a code which you will need to take to your chosen childcare provider.   

 

If you are eligible for 30 hours free childcare and once you have applied for your unique 11 digit reference number, you should take that code to your provider along with your National Insurance number and your child’s birth certificate to secure your free childcare place.  Your childcare provider will check the code with the local authority and confirm your eligibility.

 

Reconfirming your eligibility

Every three months, you'll need to reconfirm that you're still eligible for 30 hours free childcare. You'll be reminded to reconfirm you're still eligible 4 weeks before the deadline. If you also receive Tax-Free Childcare, you'll be able to reconfirm your eligibility for both schemes at the same time.

 

You don't need to take your code to your provider or local authority every time you reconfirm however, you should notify your provider if you fall out of eligibility.

 

You can apply for 30 hours free childcare for another child at any time.  The point at which you'll need to reconfirm will be aligned for all children.  This means that you won't need to go online to reconfirm at different points in the month for each child.  

 

If you don't reconfirm, your childcare provider and local authority will be told that you no longer meet the requirements for a free childcare place.

 

If you become ineligible you may still be able to access your free childcare place for a short period, known as a 'start up period'.  You can check what your start up period arrangements are with your childcare provider or local authority. If you're no longer eligible, you can still access the 15 hour universal early education entitlement for 3 and 4-year-olds.

 

 

This information has been taken from:

 https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/moreinfopar/2

 

For further information there is also the Model Agreement:  Early Years Provision free of charge and free childcare, which can be found on the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596462/free_early_years_provision_and_childcare_model_agreement.pdf

 

There is also information available on the North Somerset Council website

http://nsod.n-somerset.gov.uk/kb5/northsomerset/directory/advice.page?id=hnE-_DGh-14#

 

 

Please Note: At the time of writing the HMRC cannot check your availability for the extended entitlement yet.  All you can do at the moment is based on the criteria listed above, you can give the provider an indication of whether you are likely to be eligible when applying for a place.  Parents can sign up to receive an alert on when to apply for the new childcare schemes.

 

This is the link https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/childcare-schemes-interest/welcome

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