New Early Education Entitlement for Three and Four Year Olds

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By completing and returning this survey, you will be automatically entered into a prize draw where the winner will win a £30 voucher for the Mall at Cribbs Causeway!

From September 2017, some working parents of three and four year olds will be entitled to 1,140 hours of free childcare per year. This works out at 30 hours a week over 38 weeks (normal school terms) and so you may have heard it referred to as “30 hours free childcare”.   The criteria to qualify for this entitlement are:

  • A child must be either three or four years old and living in England.
  • Both parents must be working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) and each parent must earn, on average at least a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage (approx. £115.20 per week or £5,990.40 per year) and less than £100,000 per year.

Families where one parent does not work (or neither parent works) will not usually be eligible for the extended free entitlement.

In preparation for the introduction of this new entitlement from September 2017, we are asking parents to help us plan for the changes by completing a short survey.  The survey asks about your current childcare arrangements, whether or not you are likely to be entitled to the new extended offer, and whether or not you plan to take it up.

We appreciate that your circumstances may change by September 2017, and therefore the information you give us will not be used to decide whether or not you will get a place, but will be used to help us plan places, staffing arrangements, changes to fees etc.

Please complete the survey by Wednesday 29th March 2017 for your chance to win £30 Mall voucher.

30 Hours Free Childcare

Data Protection Please note that we will only use the information you have given us on this survey to help us to plan our childcare provision so that we are better able to meet the needs of mothers, fathers, other carers and children. We will not share this information with a third party.
  • If you answered no, you do not need to complete the rest of the survey. Thank you for your time.

Building Update May 2017

Mrs Randall, Mr Lung, Miss Lewis, Mrs Dormer, Mrs Winfleid and our new Deputy Head Mr Kinnear had a tour around our new EYFS building on Friday 19th May 2017.

The progress in the new EYFS development is amazing! The build completion date is set for August 2017 with a grand opening ceremony set for September.

Have a look for yourselves!

Blogging with Mr Mitchel

It was wonderful to see parents blogging with their children after school on Wednesday 10th May! Mr Mitchel showed the parents how blogging at home can help children make extra progress in writing and how fun it can be!


It might have been the holidays but the builders keep on building!

Over the last two weeks whilst staff and children have been munching their way through Easter eggs, the builders have been making great progress on the new Early Years and Family Support Centre build. A huge crane lifted new classrooms into site. We can’t wait to be in there using it to provide our amazing childcare provision for 2 to 4 year olds. Thank you to our neighbours for accommodating the crane and clearing the nearby road to allow it to access the site! 

Coffee or Tea every Wednesday!

Come and join us every Wednesday morning for coffee, tea and a chat!

You may also pick up some useful information from our family worker!

This week was all about teeth!

Mrs Randall went swimming with Y4!

Today I was lucky enough to go swimming with Y4 for their final session!  The children, Mr Johnston and I took part in relay races. We had to swim, balance a float on our heads, run and surf across the pool. We then had a huge game of water polo. It was a draw! Mr Johnstone and I didn’t get competitive at all!

Here are some selfies from the coach!