The 30 hours’ childcare entitlement, from September 2017
As you may well be aware, the current Government has introduced an entitlement to 30 hours’ free childcare for “working families” who meet the eligibility criteria, to commence in September 2017. Merton Children, Schools and Families department has a useful page of information on the changes, which may be viewed here.
West Wimbledon Primary School has been liaising closely with Merton and other local schools to assess the need for this extension of nursery education in this part of the borough.
However, at this time, it is almost impossible to assess with accuracy the extent of the local need for such provision. Therefore, the School has decided to maintain its current offer of 15 hours of nursery education, through two sessions one in the morning and one in the afternoon, for September 2017. The offer will continue to be supplemented by our chargeable wraparound childcare provision, for those parents who want it.
The School will continue to evaluate the local need for 30 hours’ provision and will reassess its offer for September 2018, during the course of the next academic year.
We do offer a Wraparound (private childcare) option which is priced at £20 a day, from September 2017. Spaces are limited, with only 16 places available each academic year.
Priority is given as follows:
Children who have already taken up a place in our Wraparound the previous academic year;
Applicants – on a first come, first served basis – with siblings in the main school (from Reception though to Year 6);
Applicants – on a first come, first served basis – who have a diagnosis of autism or who are currently in the care of a Paediatrician, who is investigating the possibility of ASD;
Any other applicant – on a first come, first served basis.