We are a registered provider of free nursery places, for both 3 & 4 year old funding and 2 year old funding. Some eligible children are entitled to up to 30 free hours a week, but all children are entitled to 15 hours from the term following their 3rd birthday, i.e. from 1st September, 1st January or 1st April. If a child is eligible for the 2 year funding, this commences at the beginning of the term following your child’s second birthday and 2 year funding applications must be made via Essex County Council https://www.essex.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-for-2-year-olds
We will provide parents with funding forms which are to be completed and returned to us before the beginning of each half term. We will take care of claiming the funding on your behalf directly from Essex County Council. To find out more about the funding your child is entitled to, please visit this website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Prior to receiving funding, you will be invoiced half termly for fees. Payment is to be made within 14 days of the invoice date and is to be made via our payment system SchoolMoney. You will receive an email and a text once your payment is live on our system.