Preschool, 3 – 4 year olds
Universal 15 hours
All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours per week of free early education or childcare a year. Here at Oxhill Nursery School this is taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year.
You can start claiming after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.
|Child's Birthday||When you can claim|
|1 January to 31 March||the beginning of term on or after 1 April|
|1 April to 31 August||the beginning of term on or after 1 September|
|1 September to 31 December||the beginning of term on or after 1 January|
We may offer children unfunded places early depending on spaces available, and date of birthday.
15 Hour Sessions
Our current 15 hour sessions are offered over 2 ½ days
- Mondays & Tuesdays 8:45 – 2:45 and Wednesday mornings 8:45 – 11:45 or
- Wednesday afternoon 12:30 – 3:30 and Thursdays & Fridays 8:45 – 2:45
- *** Please note the later than usual finishing time on Wednesday afternoons!
30 Hour Funding
In addition to the Universal 15 hour places, we also offer 30 hour places to eligible families. To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £107 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year. You can check your eligibility at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
You can claim 30 hour funding the term AFTER your child’s 3rd birthday. You will need to apply the term in which they turn 3 as the cut-off dates to obtain your 30 hour code are 31st August, 30th March and 31st August. Please contact the office on 01207 232266 for further information.
Our 30 hour places are Monday – Friday 8:30am-2:30 pm for 38 weeks of the year (term time only).
Tea Club is available until 4:00 daily. Visit the Nursery Charges section to view our prices.