Free Childcare for 3&4 year olds sign up now for Sept16!

July 20, 2016

Each parent’s need for childcare is a different, for some it’s a much welcome rest and support, for others its often the key factor in being able to get back into work. For your child it’s a fun and a great way to socialise.

But did you know, whatever your reasons or circumstances, ALL 3&4 year old children are entitled to some FREE early education prior to starting school?

Early years research clearly shows that good-quality early education does benefit children in the long term, particularly the most disadvantaged. It has also shown that high-quality, pre-school provision enhances children’s all round cognitive, language and social development.

Sunny Days funding is offered from the beginning of the first full week of each term January, April or September in whole hours/sessions with a min of 3hrs/max 10hrs per day.

Children are eligible from the term following their third birthday and runs up to and including the term in which they turn five or start at a state maintained school.

You can claim all or some of the 15hour weekly allowance and you can split your claim between two settings, however your child must have attended what you have claimed for (with an exception of sickness) or you may be required to repay.

Sunny Days are open 7am-6pm 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, so if you wish your child to attend additional hours to the funding they can! Simply book and pay for the extra hours in line with our normal terms.

It’s easy to claim, just book an appointment to visit and register your child, then complete claim and booking forms. All of which are available on our website or from the nursery reception.

Our admin Lucy can help you with this if you are not sure

We even offer FREE settling in sessions prior to starting normal attendance.

Funding is not just for 3&4 year olds, some 2 year olds are eligible as well, please read our blog Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds

You can also find out more about funding form your local health visitor or here

Contact us on 0345 8888 123

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