All children will be funded for a maximum of 5 sessions (15 universal hours) from the term AFTER their third birthday. If you think you are eligible for the additional 15 hours funding, you must apply via the website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
We offer the full 30 hour funding for parents of eligible children as 10 x 3 hour sessions per week (if the sessions are available).
Funding may be available for 2 year old children if certain criteria are met. Please contact the pre-school for more information.
Funding does not cover breakfast, after school or lunch clubs.
Lunch club, breakfast club and after school club are not included in the funding and will be invoiced separately.
All parents/carers are required to sign the parent/carer declaration form at the start of the term to confirm the number of funded hours they wish to access at the pre-school.
Southend Borough Council has agreed that if we have the sessions available and you decide to increase the number of hours your child is accessing after the headcount date, we can charge for these additional sessions. The next term you will be able to claim for the increased hours, provided you meet all entitlement criteria.