Kids Academy Childcare
Welcome to Kids Academy
Childcare Enquiry / Book a Show Round Kids Academy Brochure - Download now Recruitment - Apply online now

Free Childcare

Nursery Education Grants for 3yr and 4yr old Children

The nursery education grant is available to all three and four year old children. It means that your child is entitled to 12.5 hours of free childcare sessions per week during term times because the grant covers the cost of your childcare.

Different councils set different amounts per grant session. At Warrington Borough Council for instance the nursery education free entitlement grant can change every term time, please click on the link for more information. www.warrington.gov.uk and go to free early years education entitlement.

The Government are currently reviewing the extension of the grant up to 15 hours per week for Kalgarth Grange Day Nursery Preschool and The Stables Nursery and Preschool and additionally the idea of offering 2 year olds the grant facility as well

When Does Free Childcare Start

This entitlement starts from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.

Example

If your childs birthday is between January and March then you can start claiming your 12 weeks free childcare sessions for the Summer Term starting 1st April for a maximum available of £507.00 per child.

If your childs birthday is between April and August then you can start claiming your 15 weeks free childcare sessions for the Autumn Term starting 1st September for a maximum available amount of £633.75 per child.

If your childs birthday is between September and December then you can start claiming your 11 weeks free childcare sessions for the Spring Term starting 1st January for a maximum available amount of £464.75 per child.

The maximum Grants available at Kalgarth Grange and Stables Nursery School are:

£507.00 for the summer term, beginning 1 April (12 weeks)
£633.75 for the autumn term, beginning 1 September (15 weeks)
£464.75 for the spring term, beginning 1 January (11 weeks)

Total £1605.50

How many sessions does the nursery education grant cover

Five 2.5 hour sessions per week at nursery during term-time only.

The maximum number of 2.5 hour childcare sessions for a summer term is 65 sessions
The maximum number of 2.5 hour childcare sessions for an autumn term is 70 sessions
The maximum number of 2.5 hour childcare sessions for a spring term is 55 sessions

The maximum Grants available at Willows Nursery School are:

£608.40 for the summer term, beginning 1 April (12 weeks)
£760.50 for the autumn term, beginning 1 September (15 weeks)
£557.70 for the spring term, beginning 1 January (11 weeks)

Total £1926.60

How many hours does the nursery education grant cover

15 hours per week term-time only.

The maximum hours of childcare available for a summer term is 180 hours
The maximum hours of childcare available for a autumn term is 225 hours
The maximum hours of childcare available for a spring term is 165 hours

Claiming and Payment of Grants

The local education authority pays the grant directly to Nursery at the beginning and the end of the term. Kids Academy Nursery Group refund you monthly on your monthly invoice and this amount is clearly shown for your records.

All educational providers have to be registered to receive the nursery education grant.

Kids Academy Nursery Group operating your local Day nursery and Prep School willl ask you to sign a form agreeing to accept a place for your child.

For further information about the nursery education grants please contact your local nursery managers:

Kalgarth Grange Day Nursery & Prep School. Telephone 01925 816 888
The Willows Day Nursery & Prep School. Telephone 01925 730 055
The Stables Day Nursery & Prep School. Telephone 01925 419 911

Government Grant Review
The Government are currently reviewing the extension of the grant up to 15 hours per week and additionally the idea of offering 2 year olds the grant facility as well