Portland Kindergarten Limited
Childcare Funding 0-5 years
Is your child entitled to a free place (2 year olds)
You can claim for a free place for your child if you receive one or more of the following benefits:
Additional places will be allocated to children:
FREE PLACE SUMMARY
When is your child entitled to a free place?
Eligible children are entitled to a free early years place at the start of the school term following their 2nd birthday.
A child may access the free place until the end of the school term in which they celebrate their 3rd birthday. At this point, each child is then entitled to their 3 and 4 year old funding and will continue to access 570 hours funded provision each year.
Where can I access this funded entitlement?
The free places will only be available from providers who are proven to offer the highest possible standards of care for two year olds. A list of providers who are registered to deliver this entitlement can be access fro the Family Information Service.
How do I apply?
When is your child entitled to a free place
(3-4 Year olds)?
All children are entitled to a free early years place at the school term following their 3rd birthday.
A child may access the Early Years Entitlement (EYE) until the end of the school term in which they celebrate their 5th birthday. You may be entitled to a 30 hours funded place, please check this Government website:- https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
FREE PLACE SUMMARY
Where can I access a free Place?
You can access a free early years place at any early years provider on the local authority's directory of registered providers. This includes:
If you choose us we will claim funding from the local authority on your behalf, you will be required to sign a Parent/carer Declaration requesting the funded hours and provide proof of your child's age.
How can I take the funded hours?
We try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your child's needs and try are very best to meet your needs. The basic model you can expect to be offered is 3 hours per day over 5 days a week or 5 hours per day over 3 days per week.
Do I have to pay for anything extra?
Should you require extra sessions over and above your entitlement and/or wish your child to stop for lunch then you will incur additional charges - please ask for details.
Inspections of early education providers
Early education providers are regulated and inspected by Ofsted. You can find out more about their inspections and read their inspection reports.