30 hours' free childcare

Working families who meet certain criteria are eligible for 30 hours free childcare and information about the scheme is available via the link to the right of this page.

Note that childcare providers are not obliged to participate in the 30 hours’ scheme are free to restrict their offer to parents based on the school environment, impact on staff ratios and financial implications.

At Batford Nursery School, we are able to offer some 30 hours places to children of eligible families and, although we will endeavour to accommodate all requests, it should be noted that eligibility does not guarantee the offer of a 30 hours place. Places will be offered in such a way as to support the financial viability of both the school and Day Care: this means that fee paying places (i.e. for children whose parents do not meet the 30 hours criteria) will take precedence over funded 30 hours places.

For further details of how places are allocated, please see our Admissions Policy.

Note that it is the responsibility of parents to provide their eligibility code to the Nursery in order to be considered for a 30 hours place; eligibility is reviewed termly and should a child fall out of eligibility during any term, fees will become payable.

If you require any further information, please speak to Amanda in the School Office, or take a look at the government website, Childcare Choices (link below), to find out more or to make an application.