When can my Child start free Nursery Education?

Universal 3 4 year old funding (15 hours)

Three year olds will be able to start a free nursery place in the September, January or April following their third birthday.

Your child’s birthday must be before:

31 March will be eligible for free nursery education from the Summer Term (April)

31 August will be eligible for free nursery education from the Autumn Term (September)

31 December will be eligible for free nursery education from the Spring term (January)

These are the cut off dates. If your child’s birthday is for example on the 1st or 2nd January and the term  starts on the 5th January I am afraid their funding will not start until the Summer Term after Easter because they have passed the cut off date of 31st December.  You do not need to apply for this funding in advance but there will be forms you need to complete which we will provide you with once your child starts with us.

 

Two Year Old funding (15 hours)

This funding is not universal but certain eligibility criteria must be met.  

Two year olds will be able to start a free nursery place in the September, January or April following their second birthday if eligible.

Your child’s birthday must be before:
31 March will be eligible for free nursery education from the Summer Term (April)
31 August will be eligible for free nursery education from the Autumn Term (September)
31 December will be eligible for free nursery education from the Spring term (January)
These are the cut off dates. If your child’s birthday is for example on the 1st or 2nd January and the term starts on the 5th January I am afraid their funding will not start until the Summer Term after Easter because they have passed the cut off date of 31st December. You must apply in advance for this funding the term before you wish to use.  See the link below for the government website ‘Childcare choices’ which will give you further information on all childcare funding.

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=00000046_HMRC_Tax%20Free%20Childcare_Paid%20Search_Bing_Action_Keyword%20-%20Brand-Terms&utm_term=childcare%20choices&utm_content=1663%20-%20Brand%20Terms&gclid=CPjJ8aXc5d4CFYqFhQodPIYG6g

Please contact us for further information or follow the link to the Family Information Service.

Below you will find Truro Nursery School’s Statement of Intent regarding the 30 hours funded sessions for 3 and 4 year olds from September 2017.

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