Government Funding

Government Funding

Funding for 9-23 months old
Funding for 2 year olds
Funding for 3-4 year olds

!!Coming Soon at Woodlands!!

  • From Sept 2024 - Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a child between 9 and 23 months old.
  • From Sept 2025 - Up to 30 hours for eligible working families in England with a child from 9 months old up to school age.
Government Funding

Funded Places at Woodlands
Due to the resultant higher costs of our staff, and the external teaching Woodlands offers, we apply an 'Agreed additional service package' to allow us to pass the benefit of the funding to all our parents.

  • Food and Snacks (we source our lunches from Zebedees, food is freshly prepared offsite daily).
  • Nappies, Wipes and Suncream.
  • Ofsted stipulate that excluding management only 50% of staff must be Level 2 qualified in childcare, instead we have employed more than 50% with a minimum Level 2, and some of the staff are QTS (Qualified Teachers).
  • At Woodlands we offer external teaching that is not included in the funding we receive; Spanish by Franscool Learning Spanish Classes, Creative Music by Mr Ed, The Music Man Music and Movement Classes, Sporkids Connection Mixed Sport Classes.

Stretched Funding

  • We have opted as a Nursery to apply "stretched funding", this means that we use the 30 hours or 15 hours x the 38 weeks that the government provides, to be stretched over the 51 weeks we are open to spread the benefit and to also ensure that the children can use the facilities as much as possible all year round.

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