Barnies Day Nurseries and Pre-schools

FEE

Free Early Education for 3 and 4 year olds is known as FEE
(15 and up to 30 hours may be applicable)

Government Funding for education is available in the term after the child turns 3 (please see table below). Barnies will notify you when your child becomes eligible for funding and confirm the current number of hours applicable as determined by KCC. This allocation can be split between EYFS providers but once the amount to be claimed at Barnies has been established parents are required to sign the KCC Parental Declaration as confirmation. The funding is only applicable during the stipulated term dates as stated by KCC with a maximum period of 38 weeks per year. KCC use the Single Funding Formula to determine the cost of ‘education’ under the government funding but additional charges are applicable for the ‘wrap around care’.  Therefore, fees for the wrap around care are charged at the usual rate.  

What is 30 Hours of Free Childcare?

The Childcare Act 2016 is delivering the Government’s election manifesto commitment to giving families (where parents are working and eligible) an entitlement to 30 Hours of Free Childcare for their three and four year olds. The national rollout of 30 Hours of Free Childcare commenced on the 1 September 2017.

A child qualifies for the extended entitlement if both parents are working (or the sole parent in a lone parent family is working) and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours (National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage) and less than £100k a year.

Please do not hesitate to ask the setting for further information.

More information is available at http://www.kelsi.org.uk

ELIGIBILITY TABLE

 3 year olds born between:    Will be eligible for a funded nursery education place for 2 terms from:
1st April - 31st August   The start of the autumn term following their 3rd birthday
1st September - 31st December   The start of the spring term following their 3rd birthday
1st January - 31st March   The start of the summer term following their 3rd birthday

 

 4 year olds born between:    Will be eligible for a funded nursery education place for 3 terms from:
1st April - 31st August   The start of the autumn term following their 4th birthday
1st September - 31st December   The start of the spring term following their 4th birthday
1st January - 31st March   The start of the summer term following their 4th birthday

 

Parents requiring clarification should speak to the nursery Manager who will be happy to help.

Childcare Choices

Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers helping parents find the right childcare support to suit them. As part of Childcare Choices they are offering Tax-Free Childcare, and 30 hours free childcare. Parents can apply for both schemes at the same time through a digital childcare service.


The Childcare Choices website provides information on the new and existing Government childcare offers.

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