We have a Nursery class here at Edward Heneage Primary Academy taking children after they are 3. The Nursery class is very much part of our school and a big part of our Foundation unit, taking part in joint Nativities and enabling a smooth transition into Reception where places have been applied for and allocated here.
We operate the same hours in Nursery as throughout the school with the same start and finish times.
The 15 hours free childcare can be used here over 5 sessions, a session being a morning (8.40am – 11.45am) or afternoon (12.15pm - 3.15pm), and you can also use the free 30 hours if you are eligible which can be used to make a full time Monday to Friday week,
3-year-old funding begins from the term after a child is 3 depending on their date of birth. The dates for the term cut-offs are 31st December 31st March and 31st August. Once your child is 3, they can start Nursery, with 3-year-old funding, the term after their 3rd birthday.
Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
Nursery funding - Childcare Choices
Please see the link below to go to the HM Government website for childcare funding help.
30 hours free childcare is available for 3- and 4-year-olds. This is double the 15 hours which was previously available and could save working families up to £5,000 a year. You can check your eligibility using the online calculator and, if eligible, apply online. You will then receive a code which you can bring into school, and we will check it with the local authority. If eligible, you can the book your child’s 30 hours place (subject to availability). Use this link to check if your child is eligible:
An application form to apply for a place can be collected from the school office. Please bring a birth certificate along wit the application form