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Riverview Children's Centre Day Nursery offers outstanding (Ofsted 2014) care and education for children. Our experienced staff team are committed to providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment that encourages confidence, independence and social skills.

 

We offer full-time day care (08:00- 17:45) for children aged 3 months - 5 years for a minimum of 2 full days per week all year. Funded 2 year olds attend 2 days 08:00-15:30 term time only

 

We are able to offer a small number of children 'wrap around' care for those attending Riverview Primary School Nursery.

Free Early Years Entitlement Funding

We offer very generous options for parents/carer's to access both the universal 15 hours and extended 15 hours of funding here at Riverview.

 

The extended 15 hours of funding the Government introduced in September 2017 is a little misleading for parents. The 30 hours does not offer parents free childcare. It offers 30 hours of funded childcare. Our fees reflect 7.5 hours of funding reductions, but you will incur a charge for the remainder of the hours your child attends nursery each day and a meal supplement.

 

Universal 15 Hours

7.5 hours offered over 2 days. Additional days can be taken at the full daily fee.

 

Extended 15 Hours

7.5 hours offered over 4 days. Additional days can be taken at the full daily fee.

It is essential parents/carer's check their eligibility and obtain eligibility codes. You can apply and check eligibility codes at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

 

Free Early Education for Two Year Olds (FEET)   We offer places for children eligible for FEET funding. This 15 hours of funding is offered over 2 days 08.00-15.30.

 

30 Hours of Childcare Funding

All 3 and 4 -year olds in England already get 15 hours of funding a week or 570 hours a year. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours of childcare from September 2017.

Funding is available the term after your child is 3

 

The eligibility criteria is the same as for Tax Free Childcare, except you can continue to get these types of support at the same time as 30 hours of funding.

  • tax credits
  • Universal Credit
  • childcare vouchers or salary sacrifice schemes
  • childcare grants and bursaries

 

You're NOT Eligible if:

  • you're in receipt of a childcare grant
  • you're a full-time student/an intern
  • you're not entitled to 
  • receive public funds

When you apply, you'll be confirming that you need childcare so that you and your partner, if you have one, can work.

 

Applying for 30 Hours Childcare

Once you have applied for your extended funding you'll receive a 30 hours eligibility code, your unique 11-digit reference number. Without this code you won't be able to claim your 30 hours of childcare funding.

When you have the code we will need you to complete and sign a form giving us permission to confirm your eligibility and access the funding. To complete the form you will need  your National Insurance Number and your child's date of birth. 

 

Reconfirming Your Eligibility

Every 3 months you will need to confirm your eligibility. You will be reminded to do this 4 weeks before the deadline.

Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare

We accept childcare vouchers and have signed up to Tax Free Childcare. Parent's can't use Tax Free Childcare at the same time as they receive childcare vouchers, Universal Credit or Tax Credits. However, 30 hours funding can be received alongside these schemes.

 

Tax-Free Childcare

Parent's will be able to open a new childcare account. For every £8 a parent pays into their childcare account, the government will pay in an extra £2. Parents can get up to £2,000 government support per child per year towards their childcare costs.

 

Check whether Tax-Free Childcare is the best offer for you using the childcare calculator www.gov.uk

Eligibility

 

You're usually eligible if all of the following apply:

Your Child

  • is under 12, or 17 if they're registered as having a disability
  • usually lives with you

You (and your partner, if you have one)

  • are 16 or over
  • live or work in the UK
  • are employed or self-employed
  • are over 21 and earn on average at least £120 a week, unless in your first year of self-employment (different rates apply if you're under 21 or an apprentice)
  • earn less that £100,000 a year each
  • don't get other support with your childcare, including from a childcare voucher or salary sacrifice scheme.

 

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