30 Hours Funding
22 Street Lane Nursery is offering 30 hours childcare funding. We are pleased to be able to provide further information of our offering; the associated documents explaining our position can be found on the right hand side of this page.
The government policy has launched a new initiative through offering additional, free childcare hours for 3-4 year olds. You may be eligible for this additional childcare support which takes effect from 01 September 2017. Please note that the government funded initiative is intended to deliver 15 or 30 hours a week [over 38 weeks] of free, high quality, flexible childcare. It is not intended to cover the cost of meals, other consumables, additional hours or additional services.
The Government currently offers 570 free hours for 3-4 year olds, the new initiative may mean that you are eligible for a further free 570 hours, totalling 1,140 free hours. These further additional hours can be made available through 2 conditions:
- The parents are ‘eligible’ to receive further free hours (please refer to our FAQs for more detail on eligibility); and
- The early years setting is willing to offer the additional hours
Currently the 570 free hours are apportioned across the 51 weeks that 22 Street Lane Nursery is open. This means we are able to support parents in offering 11 hours free childcare a week. The additional free hours will be offered on the same basis where possible, meaning a further 11 hours per week may be available to eligible parents.
It is important that we offer our parents the right childcare solution whilst remaining flexible in our approach. This does mean that we have faced some financial challenges in trying to facilitate this offering. As a result, we have been able to offer a large proportion of these additional hours, but are unable to offer all additional hours to all eligible parents.
For furthermore information on 22 Street Lane’s offering please download the associated documents to the right hand side of this page. Please note that hours will be stepped, based on the number of days attendance.