In addition to the universal offer of 15 hours that every child in the term after their third birthday is entitled to, some children may be eligible for the extended 30 hour provision where many working parents are entitled to 30 hours child care funding (38 weeks per year during term time). Eligibility criteria can be found at www.chilcarechoices.gov.uk.
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST APPLY FOR YOUR ELIGIBILITY CODE THE TERM BEFORE YOUR CHILD'S THIRD BIRTHDAY.
We offer a limited number of 30 hour places and these are a mixture of paying Acorn children and 30 hour entitlement children.
In the Autumn term we offer 13 places in total offered on a first come first serve basis. This can be any mix of children 30 hours/Acorns- it is purely offered on a first come first serve basis. In the Spring term we can offer a further 2 places and in the Summer term an additional 3 places taking us up to 18 places for Acorns/30 hours.
If you access the 30 hour entitlement or Acorn provision here at Pinewood, then you would have 2 options over the lunch time period of 11:30-12:15pm :
Option 1: Pick your child up at 11:30 and take your child home for lunch and return for 12:15pm
Option 2: Pay for the 45 minute lunch time cover at a cost of £3 per day (plus school dinner cost of £2.30 if your child requires a school dinner)