Nursery including 30 hour provision
Welcome to our Nursery provision information page. You can find more information about our ambitious curriculum in the 'Priory Curriculum' and 'Pupil Area' tabs of the website, however, please read on to explore our fabulous learning environment.
At Worksop Priory Church of England Academy, we pride ourselves in our Early Years setting, where children learn new skills in a fun, friendly and enriching environment.
If you are interested in a place in our Early Years provision, you are most warmly welcome to visit us and have a look for yourself. We admit children in the term after their 3rd birthday and can offer a range of flexible hours to suit you. We offer the 30-hour wrap-around provision too.
Learning begins on day one of the children arriving in school. They are assessed by the staff team across all areas of the early learning goals. Bespoke plans are then put in place to ensure that your child grows and flourishes as they take their journey of experiential learning.
30 hours funded childcare
You can apply for both the 30-hour offer and tax-free childcare via a single application on the Gov.uk website.
To complete the application, you provide your name, address and national insurance number, as well as whether you expect to meet the income requirements over the next three months and whether you are in receipt of any benefits.
If you live with a partner, you will need to provide the same information for them as well. This will enable HMRC to decide whether your child is eligible for the 30 hours (as well as tax-free childcare).
If you are eligible, you will be given an 11-digit code that you will need to bring to the office along with your national insurance number and your child’s birth certificate.
Your provider will then use the government’s eligibility checking system to check the code is valid.
You will need to reconfirm your eligibility every three months and will receive a reminder text message or email from the government before the deadline.
If you give false information about your eligibility, you could be fined up to £3000.
My child is going to turn three next year. How soon can I access the 30 hours?
Your child will be eligible for the 30 hours offer from the term after they turn three, or the term after you receive your eligibility code – whichever is later.
For example, if your child turns three on 25 March, and you apply for the 30-hours on 27 March, your child will be eligible for a place from 1 April (i.e. the start of the spring term). However, if your child turns three on 25 March but you don’t apply for the 30 hours until 5 April, your child won’t be eligible for a place until 1 September (i.e. the start of the autumn term).
You can apply for the 30 hours from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old, as outlined in the table below:
|When your child turns 3||When they can get 30 hours from||Recommended time to apply|
|1 September to 31 December||Term starting on or after 1 January||15 October to 30 November|
|1 January to 31 March||Term starting on or after 1 April||15 January to 28 February|
|1 April to 31 August||Term starting on or after 1 September||15 June to 31 July|