Nursery Rising Three Offer (government support for children aged 2 years)
How can families access nursery provision before the term their child turns three?
If you have accepted a place in our school nursery for your child, you can request that they join our school as soon as they turn three years of age - without having to wait until the start of the new term. For example, if your child turns three on 22nd May 2024, and you have been offered, and accepted, a place at our school nursery to start in September 2024, if places are available, your child could join us from 22nd May.
- You can pay in full for a Rising Three nursery place.
- From April 2024, the government is offering up to 15 hours free childcare for eligible working families in England with a 2-year-old child. This offer is also available to families with a 3-year old child who is not yet eligible for mainstream nursery (the school term after their third birthday). This funding must be applied for through the government’s Childcare Choices scheme and if successful you will be given an eligibility code that you must share with the school - please see the government Childcare Choice Website for more information and to apply for a code.
- If you would like more than 15 hours of nursery provision, families can pay the school directly for additional nursery hours at a cost of £12 per hour.
Subject to availability, families can choose how their child’s eligible/paid for hours are spread across the school week - please refer to the All Day Nursery Provision and Flexible Hours Offer page for available options.
Requests for Rising Three nursery places can be made to our admissions officer via firstname.lastname@example.org and this will be confirmed after your child's place in our nursery has been confirmed by the Local Authority, and we have received a valid Childcare Choices eligibility code (if applicable).