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Information for Prospective Nursery Parents (7.5.19)

Dear Prospective Nursery Parents


I am writing to just make clear the way the 30 hour childcare works at St Nicholas.  

All Nursery age children are eligible for their first 15 hours of school regardless of whether parents work and are in receipt of the 30 hours free childcare or not.  If parents wish to access these (i.e just morning Nursery) and use their remaining 15 hours at another setting (be it childminder, nanny or private day nursery) that is absolutely fine.   St Nicholas do not need the code for this and as such the eligibility code is not needing to be shared as per the Nursery preference form.

Parents can split their 30 funded hours with alternate providers but this arrangement would only be for the days agreed in advance. Parents will not be able to swap or alternate days on their extended hours when they are split with another childcare provider.   St Nicholas cannot guarantee availability on the days a parent may require for extended hours in a split arrangement with other childcare providers


We are only allowed to claim the funding in respect of the hours attended and this is led by the attendance register and adjusted as and when there is a change (e.g parents fall out of work).   To claim for children attending when they do not attend, would be illegal and fraudulent.   St Nicholas and it’s governors takes seriously it’s financial regularity and compliance.  Should any parents need to discuss any element of 30 hour childcare as always we are here to help you, please contact the school office on 01902842998 and ask to speak to Mrs Richards or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best wishes 

Miss J Parker

Head Teacher 

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