FREE PLACES FOR 2 YEAR OLD CHILDREN

You can access up to 15 hours free education for your two year old child from the term after their second birthday with us, should you meet any of the following criteria:-

  • Claiming income support;
  • Claiming income based job seekers allowance;
  • Claiming income related employment and support allowance.
  • Getting support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Claiming the guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Claiming child tax credit run on (paid for 4 weeks after stop qualifying for WTC);
  • Claiming universal credit;
  • A child is classed as a looked after child for 1 day or more;
  • Child has been adopted from care;
  • Child is under a Special Guardianship Order

To secure your place for your two year old all you need to do is bring in proof of eligibility. This can be in the form of a Tax Credit letter, or a letter from the Job Centre or Department for Working Pensions confirming your entitlement to that benefit.

The two year old funding normally runs straight into the free education that all three and four year old children can claim.

FREE EDUCATION FOR THREE AND FOUR YEAR OLD CHILDREN

All children from the term after their third birthday are eligible to claim up to 15 hours free education per week.  Some children may be eligible to claim up to 30 hours free education.  However, there is an eligibility criteria to meet.  For further details either contact Claire Gould, General Manager, or www.liverpool.gov.uk.

The free education only applies for 38 weeks of the year (a school year) and we are open for 52 weeks of the year.  We therefore spread the funding across the entire year.  If your child is eligible to claim 15 hours free education they can do so over either two sessions or one full day.  Should our child be eligible to receive 30 hours free education they can do this over either 4 sessions or two full days.

The Local Authority requires a parent contract to be signed by you confirming that you are accessing the free education with our setting and you are also required to show the General Manager your child’s birth certificate. This is the only paperwork that you need to complete.

Pupil Premium

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PUPIL PREMIUM

As of the 1st April 2015 the Government have introduced a Pupil Premium for nurseries to claim on behalf of eligible 3 year old children.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, funding for which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

At Sandfield Park we are notified by the Local Authority who is eligible to receive Pupil Premium and thereafter we can use the funding to further support those children in any areas of need that are identified.

The pupil premium can be used in several ways some of which being:-

  • to offset against training;
  • put towards the cost of a member of staff doing their Foundation Degree;
  • put towards the cost of an EYP
  • used to get in one to one support for certain children to enhance their learning for example a reading group.

It cannot be used to offset against your fees and none of it can be retained by either the setting or the Local Authority.

We may be able to claim a Pupil Premium on behalf of your child if you meet any of the following criteria:-

  • Claiming income support;
  • Claiming income based job seekers allowance;
  • Claiming income related employment and support allowance.
  • Getting support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Claiming the guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Claiming child tax credit run on (paid for 4 weeks after stop qualifying for WTC);
  • Claiming universal credit;
  • A child is classed as a looked after child for 1 day or more;
  • Child has been adopted from care;
  • Child is under a Special Guardianship Order

If you do meet any of the above criteria please let the General Manager know so that we can claim this and use it to benefit your child.