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We are delighted to share our new Nursery arrangements for September 2022.

 

We have a wonderful new nursery provision that is part of a multi-million pound investment at Collis.  As a result, we are now able to increase the number of places that we offer to families within our community and we aim to support working families by increasing the number of full day sessions that we offer.

 

From September 2022, we will be offering:

 

15 hour places (Part-Time)

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 x hours of free childcare per week (universal entitlement).  In previous years we have spread the hours evenly across the week, offering 3 hours sessions each day.  From September 2022 we will change the configuration to create 2 x full days and 1 x half day per week, as follows:

 

Monday & Tuesday full days (8.45 - 3.30) and Wednesday morning (8.45 - 11.45)

OR

Wednesday afternoon (12.30 - 3.30), and Thursday & Friday full days (8.45 - 3.30)

 

The full day sessions include a 45 minute lunch break between 11.45 - 12.30.  Childcare during the lunch period is over and above the 15 free hours and will be charged at £6.00/session.  Lunch is not provided, the children bring a packed lunch.

 

30 hour places (Full-time)

Full-time full-days sessions, 8.45 - 3.30, Monday - Friday.

 

Funding 30 hour places

 

Working parents may be entitled to a further 15 hours/week of childcare (30 hours/

Extended Entitlement).  To check if you are eligible, please see the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/30-hours-free-childcare-eligibility

 

The extended funding does not cover childcare over the 45 minute lunch break.  This will be charged at £6.00/day.  Lunch is not provided, the children bring a packed lunch.

 

Parents who are not eligible for extended funding have the option to pay for the extra 15 hours @ £8/hour + £6.00 for the lunch time = £30/day. 

 

 

Applications

 

Our Nursery application form can be downloaded here.

 

Please scan and email your application to jking@collis.richmond.sch.uk together with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of your address, a utility bill or similar is ideal.

 

To apply for 30 hours extended funding, please follow this link: 

https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow

If your application is successful, you will be given an 8-digit code that should be included on your application form.

 

The closing date for applications is March 2022 (date tbc).

Offers will be made by email soon after the closing date (please ensure your email address is clearly printed).  Places are allocated according to our usual criteria, please see the link below.

 

To secure the place, both 15 or 30 hours, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100.00.  On receipt of your acceptance we will invoice you for the deposit.  This will be offset against your first half-term’s invoice once your child has taken up the place. 

 

Please note:

Parents will be invoiced in advance at the beginning of each half term.

There will be no refunds if your child is absent for any reason.

Acceptance of a Nursery place does not guarantee or give priority to a place in Reception.

 

If you feel you have any exceptional reasons why your child must attend Collis Nursery, please do contact us in confidence, to explain your circumstances. If the £100 deposit or the cost of lunchtime childcare present any financial difficulties, again, please do let us know by emailing Kevin Hogston, Head Teacher at jking@collis.richmond.sch.uk