Wellington School Nursery has announced that it is extending its Early Years Entitlement offer up to 30 hours per week from September 2017 for those families who are eligible for the government-funded benefit. The nursery already offer 15 hours entitlement and is one of the first providers in the area to be offering the new 30 hours of provision.
- All three and four year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of funded early education or childcare a week, for up to 38 weeks a year. This is known as the ‘universal entitlement’.
- The government is doubling this entitlement to 30 hours a week (for up to 38 weeks a year) from 1 September 2017. This is known as the ‘extended entitlement’.
In September Wellington School opened The Chapel Nursery, a fantastic new unit for two and three year olds, which has proved to be very popular with many sessions already being full.
“We will be offering an extended provision which families are overwhelmingly keen on,” commented Wellington Prep Headmaster Adam Gibson. “We call it our ‘Learning for Life’ enhancement package, which typically includes our Balanceability cycling programme, Forest School, our programme of trips and visits, Music lessons with a qualified teacher, Computing lessons with a qualified teacher, freshly cooked and prepared meals and snacks throughout the day, our “Ten Gems” gross motor skills development programme, access to the wider school facilities and the benefit of a qualified teacher in the setting.”