All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get at least 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. At Whitehill, we pride ourselves in the great flexibility in how these hours are taken. Some of our children attend either 5 mornings or 5 afternoons, whilst some complete 2 1/2 days. We are also able to offer top-up sessions at just £13 per session! So your child can attend full time nursery for just £65 per week*, which is a significant saving compared to most private nursery providers.
From September 2017 some parents may be eligible for an additional 15 hours per week. Here at Whitehill we are accepting children who wish to use their additional hours in a Nursery school setting on a term time only basis. Parents can use their additional hours at Nursery schools and classes, private day nurseries, preschools, childminders, independent schools and before and after school clubs. To find out if you are eligible please follow the link below. You may also use this link to make an application for the 30 Free Hours.
If you would like to know more about the hours we can offer, including breakfast or after-school provision, please contact the school office.
We know that starting nursery can be a daunting experience for parents, so we always welcome you to come for a visit to meet our team and see us in action. We will be happy to answer any of your questions or simply explain the application process. All visits can be arrange through our school office on 0161 4802142.
*Lunch not included in this price. Lunch is charged at £2.15 per day or a packed lunch can be provided from home.
3 to 4-year-olds
You can start claiming free early education after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.
|Child’s birthday||When you can claim|
|1 January to 31 March||Beginning of the term on or after 1 April|
|1 April to 31 August||Beginning of the term on or after 1 September|
|1 September to 31 December||Beginning of the term on or after 1 January|
Your child was born on 15 February 2014. They can get free early education from the start of term following 1 April 2017.