In September 2017, funding for early education for 3 and 4 year old children changed.  All families with a 3 and 4 year old child are still be eligible for the universal offer of free early education  of up to 15 hours a week term time or a total of 570 hours taken throughout the year.

Some children are eligible for extended childcare, which is up to 30 hours a week term time.  The entitlement to 30 hours free childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable parents, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.

Eligibility

You can check what help you could get with childcare costs and an indication as to your eligibility for 30 hours free childcare via the GOV UK website.

How we accommodate the 30 hours

Please note the school has a limit on the number of nursery places that can be offered and those places will be allocated to children in our own priority criteria categories (in addition to the usual admission criteria adopted by the Local Authority).

The categories are as follows:

  1. Child lives in catchment of school, both parents work between the hours of 8.45 - 3.30 and the child has a sibling at the school
  2. Child lives in catchment of school and both parents work between the hours of 8.45 - 3.30
  3. Child lives in catchment of school, both parents work and the child has a sibling at the school
  4. Child lives in catchment of school and both parents work
  5. Both parents work between the hours of 8.45 - 3.30 and child has a sibling in the school
  6. Both parents work and the child has a sibling in the school
  7. Child lives in the catchment
  8. Child has a sibling in the school

Parents can search all Stockport childcare provision at www.stockport.gov.uk/childcare.

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