We admit children between one and five years old throughout the whole year. The manager of the nursery Yana Handzhieva has overall responsibility for admission at Sunny Day Care. She is always happy to meet and show the nursery to prospective parents who should make an appointment for nursery visit.
30-hour funding only covers 38 weeks of the year.
The actual government funded entitlement is for 1140 hour per year. This means that if you take up your full 30 hours per week, government funding will only over this for 38 weeks of the year. However, your provider may choose to deliver a ‘stretched offer’ i.e. fewer hours per week over more weeks of the year: for example, 22 hour per week over 52 weeks or the year, or just under 24 hours per week over 48 weeks of the year.
Is my family eligible for 30 hours funding?
You will be eligible for the 30-hour funded childcare offer if:
You earn more than the equivalent of 16 hours at the national living wage or minimum wage per week. There is no requirement to work a certain amount of hours per week – it is all about how much you earn.
You earn less than £100,000 per year.
This applies if you are self-employed or on a zero-hours contract and expect to meet the earning criteria on average over the three months after you have applied for the 30-hours. HMRC will look at data such as your previous earnings to consider whether you are likely to meet the criteria and may contact you for further information if they are unsure.
If you are not working but you expect to take up paid work within 14 days, you can still apply for 30 hours, as long as you expect to meet the income criteria over the coming three months.
If you are a single parent and meet the above criteria, you will be eligible for the 30 hours. If you live with a partner, you both must meet the above criteria.