Early Years Funding Information

The Old School Children’s Centre embraces the governmental support for families in accessing care and education for their children aged 2 -4 years and we are registered to except the 2 Year Old Funding, Early Years Univerval Entitlement for 3& 4 Year Olds and the Extended Entitlement for Working Families.

The Old School offers a more flexible approach to parents in accessing the funding, whilst ensuring that all children receive the most positive and engaging learning experiences within a nursery setting.

How can you use your funding at The Old School:

  • You can choose the times / pattern your child attends within our operation times 730am – 6pm (spaces permitting)
  • You can use up to 7.5 hrs funding per day term time or 6.5 hrs funding per day all year, in a pattern you choose. No fixed sessions!
  • You do not have to do more than your funded hours
  • You can choose term time (39 weeks of the year) or all year (51 weeks) spaces
  • You can share your funding with another provider/s
  • We have a limited number of Fully Funded places offered that do not incur any charges

*Please note that Terms and Conditions Apply*

 

2 Year Old Funding

The Old School Children’s Centre is registered for the Two Year Old Funding for children between the ages of 2-3 years.

This government funding covers a maximum of 15 hrs a week for 39 weeks of the year (term time) or up to 11 hours per week on an all-year basis (51 weeks)

Families should receive a Golden Ticket Letter from Devon County Council if they are eligible but you can also check your eligibility at:

Golden Tickets: Free childcare for 2-year-olds

Early Years Educational Universal Funding

All children aged 3 & 4 years are eligible for the Early Years Educational Funding (or Universal Funding) the term after they turn three years of age.

The Old School Children’s Centre is registered to accept this funding, and can do in partnership with another setting and in conjunction with the extended entitlement

This universal government funding covers a maximum of 15 hrs a week for 39 weeks of the year (term time) or up to 11 hours per week on an all-year basis (51 weeks)

.To find out more please follow the link below:

https://new.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/early-years-and-childcare/childcare/free-childcare-3-4-year-olds

Extended Entitlement

The Old School also accepts the extended entitlement for working families, which entitles eligible children aged 3 & 4 years to up to 15 hours/11 hours of additional funding per week (also known as 30 hours ‘free’ childcare)

This is not automatically recognised and parents and carers must ensure they confirm their eligibility before booking a place.

For more information about eligibility and how to claim this please go to:

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Funded Holiday Care

The Old School Children’s Centre also offers places to children who want to claim their  Early Years Universal Entitlement for 3& 4 Year Olds and the Extended Entitlement hours on an all year basis (through the school holiday periods) but attend a different setting throughout the term time; such as a school affiliated nursery.

This offers more flexibility to parents and carers who work throughout the year and need childcare in holiday periods.