Admissions

Our pre-school applies an admissions policy which governs the entry of children to our setting. We follow the guidance of Stockport Council and the Department of Education to ensure the management of our waiting list is non-discrimatory and transparent.



We take children from the age of 2* years old up until the term before they start their Reception year at school. (*Limited places available for children aged 2 years old)


All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education or childcare each week for 38 weeks of the year. From September 2017, the children of working families will be entitled to claim up to 30 hours of free early education or childcare each week for 38 weeks of the year, if they meet the qualifying criteria. More information on this can be found via the links below.


In addition to this, some 2 year-olds are also eligible for free early education and childcare. To claim this, you must be getting one of the following:


Income Support

income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act

the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190

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

 


For more information, please refer to the following links:


http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/education/cypd/earlyyearsandchildcare/

https://www.gov.uk/free-early-education

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/education/cypd/earlyyearsandchildcare/twoyearoldentitlement/

https://stockport.fsd.org.uk/kb5/stockport/fsd/site.page?id=zjlRl_KxbBc


The date you can claim funded early years education or childcare depend on your child's birthday is, for example:



Child’s birthday                             When you can claim

1 January to 31 March                 the beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August                       the beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December       the beginning of term on or after 1 January