BrightStart Day Nurseries & Kids Clubs

'Where every Child is a Star'



NEWS



FROM SEPTEMBER 2017. THE GOVERNMENT ARE DOUBLING THE FREE ENTITLEMENT FOR ALL 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS FROM 15 TO 30 HRS PER WEEK IF PARENTS MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA.



To qualify for the full 30 hours of free childcare, each parent (or the sole parent in a single parent family) will need to earn, on average, the equivalent of 16 hours on the national minimum wage per week (currently £107 per week), and no more than £100,000 per year.


MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY.  BUT IF YOU THINK YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE PLEASE RESERVE YOUR CHILDCARE PLACE NOW.


We will also be providing wrap around care from local school nurseries, either to provide the additional hours to top up to 30 hrs & fee paying top ups.

* Cleeve Primary
*Biggin Primary
* Dorchester Primary
* St.James Primary
*Bude Primary
*Kingsparks Primary
*Broadacre Primary
*Highlands Primary
*Hedon Nursery
*Endike Primary
subject to availability.

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Fully Funded places for 

ALL 3 & 4 Year Olds


All of our nurseries currently offer 15 hours per week FREE Early Years Education for all children the term after their 3rd Birthday or 2nd Birthday dependent on meeting the LEA criteria (please call us for more information). This funding stream is the same funding that your child would access if they went to a 'school' nursery at 3 years old & therefore we are Ofsted Inspected just like a school nursery, so you can be sure your child is receiving the same level of education.  However unlike school nurseries. The ratio of staff to children is 1:8, rather than 1:13 in school nurseries.

In order to support our parents more flexibly, funding can be used to access time at nursery away from the 'traditional nursery way' by using 3 hours per day every day during the week (either am or pm sessions), by offering sessions that continue during the school holidays, full days & extended am & pm sessions (these can be mixed depending on availability).

We also can offer top up sessions at our usual rates & also deduct the funding from parents usual fees. Should your child access our nurseries for more than 15 hrs per week/ 10-11 hrs stretched all year round.

If your child is about to turn 3 you will receive some information from your Childcare Manager, however if you have any questions or queries, please get in touch with them directly.
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 Fully Funded sessions 

for some 2 Year Olds  


15 hours fully funded sessions may now be available for your 2 year old child from if you are in receipt of any of the following:-

    • Working Tax Credit and have an annual, household income       of less than £16,190

    • Income Support

    • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

    • Income based Employment and Support Allowance

    • Child Tax Credit and have an annual, household income of less than £16,190

    • The Working Tax Credit 4 week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

    • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

    • Support through part 6 of The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


Places are limited and priority will be given to families in most need and will take into account if :-

  • Your child has a current statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC)
  • Your child is looked after by the Local Authority (defined under Section 31 of the Children Act 1989)
  • Your child has left care through special guardianship, adoption or through a residence order
  • Your child has Disability Living Allowance (DLA) 


In order to apply for this element of funding please contact your Family Information Services for your Local Authority or contact the Childcare Manager of your preferred site.