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Alfreton DE55 7JA
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Did you know EVERY 3 year old child is entitled to FREE childcare at Alfreton Stepping Stones?
Please find below frequently asked questions about Government Funding for Childcare.
When can my child start claiming their government funded childcare?
If your child is 3 before: When they can start their three year funding
31st of March April Term
31st of August September Term
31st of December January Term
How many hours can my child have?
They can have a maximum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. That is 570 hours for the whole year, because we are open for 50 weeks of the year, you can spread these hours throughout the year. For example, if your child came 11.5 hours for 49 weeks, they could then have 6.5 hours for one more week.
How do I claim my places?
Please come into our nursery and fill out a ‘free entitlement form’. With the form you must also provide one of the following peices of identfication; copy of child’s birth certificate, child’s passport, or a NHS red book. After this we will claim the places for you. We would be happy to help you fill this in.
After this is all filled in, we will require your signature at the start of each new term to continue claiming for your child.
Could my child attend for more than 15 hours per week?
Yes. Your child can attend any hours to suit your needs, from 7:45am-5:45 pm, Monday-Friday. For additional hours, above the free 15 hours, we charge £3.50 per hour or a reduced full day rate of £30.
Can my 2 year old child claim funding?
The government is now funding for free nursery education for two year olds, but some conditions apply. To see if you child is entitled please click here.