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Extended Hours

Lunchclub

Kingswood offer a lunch club for both Pre-School and Nursery children.

Lunch club is dependent upon availability and needs to be booked in advance as a regular session so we can ensure we have sufficient staff.

Lunch club is open from 11.30am – 12.30pm and children bring a packed lunch from home. Please use the forms attached to book a place.

Wraparound

Kingswood offer ‘wraparound’ care for both Pre-School and Nursery children which can be booked in addition to the child’s funded 15 hours. The wraparound care is booked in 3 hour slots – please see forms attached for prices. Wraparound care is dependent upon availability and needs to be booked in advance as a regular session so we can ensure we have enough staff.

Wraparound care can be booked from 8.30 – 11.30am or 12.30 – 3.30pm. If your child is staying all day then you would also need to book lunch club. The children take part in complimentary adult led activities to their funded hours to ensure they are not repeating sessions.

30 Hours Extended Childcare – www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Kingswood are able to offer 30 hours free childcare to eligible families. This enables your child to stay all day if you meet the criteria. Kingswood is open 8.30am – 3.30pm for 38 weeks of the year. Your child can start attending 30 hours the term after their third birthday and once they have received a valid 30 hours code, whichever is later. Term start dates are 1st September, 1st January and 1st April.

The eligibility for the 30 hour childcare is as follows:

  • They earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months.
  • This equates to £120 a week (or c.£6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or £112.80 a week (or c.£5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old.
  • This applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hours contract.
  • The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work.
  • Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave.
  • Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work.
  • Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months.
  • If a non-EEA national, the parent must have recourse to public funds.
  • Please note it is parent’s responsibility to re-check their eligibility every 3 months and to confirm eligibility with the school office. Without this code a 30 hour place will be withdrawn after the ‘grace period’ has ended.

A parent will not meet the criteria when:

  • Either parent has an income of more than £100,000
  • Either parents is a non-EEA national and subject to immigration control (and has no recourse to public funds).

What happens if a parent loses eligibility?

  • They will receive a ‘grace period’ – this means they will be able to keep their childcare for a short period.
  • One the ‘grace period’ has lapsed, the parent may be entitled to the universal 15 hour entitlement.

Follow this link to apply:

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

If you have any queries, contact Kingswood Nursery or Childhood Support Services on 01992 555770 or email us.