Harrington Nursery School has a Admission Arrangements. Families who wish for their child to come to this school should contact the nursery and place their child’s name on the waiting list. Children are eligible to a place the term after their third birthday. Nursery Schools have long waiting lists so there may be a possibility that your child is unable to start the term directly after their birthday but maybe the following term. Where applications exceed the places available, the Governors will use the criteria specified in the Admissions Arrangements Policy.
Harrington Nursery School does not have a school uniform.
How to make childcare affordable - What do I qualify for?
Nursery Education Sessions – 3 and 4 year olds
All children qualify for the universal entitlement (15 hours) of free education. However, if you fit the criteria below you could qualify for the extended entitlement (30 hours). You can start claiming up to 30 hours of free nursery education when your child turns three. The date you can claim will depend on when your child’s birthday is.
|Child’s birthday||Start date|
|1 Jan – 31 Mar||the beginning of the term on or after 1 April|
|1 Apr – 31 Aug||the beginning of the term on or after 1 September|
|1 Sep – 31 Dec||the beginning of the term on or after 1 January|
Extended Entitlement qualifying criteria
The extended entitlement is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours. The additional hours will be available to families where:
- Both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family).
'Both parents are working' includes circumstances where.
- One or both parents are temporarily away from the workplace on parental, adoption, maternity or paternity leave.
- One or both parents are temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay.
- One parent is employed, and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring: or
- One parent is employed, and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.
Each parent has a weekly minimum income equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage; (parents do not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but rather their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at national minimum wage or national living wage, which is £107 a week at the current national minimum wage rate) and.
Neither parent has an income of more than £100,000 per year.
The definition of 'working' will include employed and self-employed persons and parents on zero hours contracts who meet the criteria. Many parents have irregular working patterns and the government have designed the extended entitlement to be flexible enough to accommodate these. Parents who are studying and grandparents or other family members with parental responsibility for a child aged 3 or 4 will be eligible for the extended entitlement if they meet the above criteria.
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