CHILDCARE CHOICES AND ELIGIBILITY FOR 30 HOURS OF EARLY YEARS EDUCATION
30 hour places available from September 2017
2017 is a very exciting time for Wyndham Park Nursery School with the introduction of 30 hours of early education and childcare from September. The government has confirmed that from September 2017 many working parents of 3 to 4 year olds in England will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare - rather than the current 15 hours. At Wyndham Park Nursery School we are offering both the 15 and the 30 hours (for eligible parents) of free early education in school term times. This means for the first time we will be able to offer full time places.
Not every child will be eligible for the 30 hours but everyone will still receive the 15 hours free childcare that is currently available. The eligibility rules for 30 hours free childcare are:
- Your child will be aged 3 or 4 when the scheme starts (September 2017)
- Both parents must be working - or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
- Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage
- Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
- You live in England
You could be eligible for government help with childcare costs and for 30 hours of early education for your 3-4 year old from September 2017. Find out more here: https://childcarechoices.gov.uk
All queries should be directed to the Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097.