Admissions

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We admit children from the age of 2 years to entering school age, both private and funded children. Children's funded places start the term after their 3rd birthday, this is for both 15 & 30 hour government funding. We also have other funding schemes available (please see below) we are also able to offer stretched funding due to being open 52 weeks of the year.

The New 30 Hour Funding

Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare are two separate government schemes, to help parents with the cost of childcare. 

  • To qualify for either scheme, parents must be working and each earning at least £120 a week (on average) and not more than £100,000 each a year.

  • For parents of children who will be 3 on 31st August can apply now.4

  • You can take your funding hours during term time or alternatively you can choose to spread your funding across the year, however this option will mean that you will get fewer hours per week and you may need to top your hours up privately.

You can apply for childcare funding through one online application – the childcare service

 

Please REMEMBER that the hours goes with your child not with each child provider and each provider must be informed if your child is at another setting  to avoid any large unwanted bills.

For more information regarding the new 30 hours funded childcare please visit -https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/30-hours-free-childcare-eligibility

2 Year Old Funding

Your 2-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you get one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Universal Credit

  • tax credits and you have an annual income of under £16,190 before tax

  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act

  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

A child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:

  • they’re looked after by a local council

  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan

  • they get Disability Living Allowance

  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

15 Hours Free Childcare

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.

You can claim your 15 hours of childcare the term after your child turns 3, for example if child was born on 15 February 2013. You can get free childcare when the next academic term starts after 1 April 2016.

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Woodlands Preschool

Telephone - 01449 614470

woodlandspreschool@outlook.com

Lavenham Way,

Stowmarket,

Suffolk,

IP14 2BZ