Funding

Funded places are available at Rose Garden Early Years Centre

 

15 Hours Childcare – Universal Free Entitlement

 

  • Universal Free Entitlement, also known as 15 hours childcare, is a Government scheme which allows nurseries to offer up to 570 hours per year of free childcare.

  • All children are eligible for 15 hours childcare, free, from the term after their third birthday until the term after their 5th Birthday, whilst in a nursery.

  • For each terms claim, a child must be in attendance at the Nursery on or before the term headcount date, as advised by the Local Authority. The Headcount date is a specific date usually towards the beginning of each term.

How does it work at Rose Garden?

  • Typically, children attend the nursery for 3 days a week, as this covers the 15 hours free childcare. Additional days are invoiced at a daily rate of £33.75.

  • A Reading borough council funding form will need to be completed.

Extended Free Entitlement

 

  • You may also be eligible for Extended Entitlement.

  • This is a further Government scheme which allows nurseries to offer up to an additional extra 570 hours per year of free childcare for working families of 3 and 4 years olds.

  • You can check if your eligibility by clicking here or here or by telephoning 01189373777, option 2.

  • For each terms claim, a child must be in attendance at the Nursery on or before the term headcount date, as advised by the Local Authority. The Headcount date is a specific date usually towards the beginning of each term

 

How does it work at Rose Garden?

  • Children attend the nursery for 5 days as this covers the 25 of the 30 hours free childcare. (Please note, we are only able to offer 25 hours as that is the weekly hours that the nursery is open). 

  • A Reading borough council funding form will need to be completed. A valid DERN code will need to be provided, each term. 

 

Find us: 

5 Christchurch Gardens, Reading RG2 7AH

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