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Early Years Funding Childcare Support from the UK Government


Abbey Wood Grange is an approved childcare provider and is able to claim on your behalf for the Early Years entitlement funding currently available for all three and four year olds.

Government Funded 15 hours of free childcare per week

All children in England are eligible for 570 Government funded hours per year, this is usually taken as 15 hours per week over 38 weeks.

Government Funded 30 hours of free childcare per week

If eligible you can access 30 hours of Government funded hours per year, this is usually taken as 30 hours per week over 38 weeks.

To check your eligibility visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

You will get a childcare account if your application is successful. You can use it to get your code for 30 hours free childcare.

Government funded 15 hours of free childcare per week for 2 year olds

To be able to take up 15 hours of free childcare for your two-year-old you or your child must meet the eligibility criteria. Find out more about 2 year old funding here.

When can I access my Government funded hours?

All children can access their Government funded hours the term after their third birthday.

Terms are January, April and September

Please note the fees as stated in our current brochure are fully inclusive of all meals, snacks and extra curricular activities that we add regularly throughout the year at no extra cost to our parents. However the Government funding we receive is non inclusive of our meals, snacks and additional services and only covers the Early Years foundation stage provision and not the extra service we as a full day-care setting choose to provide. We therefore make additional charges for these services as outlines in our fees and terms and conditions

Can I get help towards the cost of childcare?

Depending on family circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support towards the cost of childcare, further information and guidance can be found by visiting www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Our Latest Ofsted Review


Ofsted carried out a full inspection of the setting on Thursday 15th November 2022 and reported the following:

  • Overall effectiveness GOOD

  • The quality of education GOOD

  • Behaviour and attitudes GOOD

  • Personal development GOOD

  • Leadership and management GOOD

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

All children arrive happy and ready to start their day and have fun. They enjoy good relationships with warm, caring staff who are responsive to their individual needs. Children receive lots of praise and encouragement as they explore and try new ideas and skills in their play. They enjoy opportunities to explore large outdoor spaces where they gain confidence in their physical abilities.

Children play well together and are respectful. They show compassion and care for each other. For example, they get a cold compress for a friend who has a small bump. Mealtimes are social occasions. Children join in with conversations with their friends and adults as they enjoy their healthy meals and snacks.

Leaders and managers have worked hard to make improvements. They have worked with the team to create a light, bright and welcoming atmosphere and help children feel at home. The curriculum has clear aims for what leaders want children to learn, and staff plan well-thought-out activities to support children’s learning and development.

Parents speak of a close community at this nursery and how happy their children are. They find staff approachable and caring. Staff build strong relationships with parents and work closely with them to understand children’s needs. Parents appreciate the advice and support they receive.

Leaders and managers create a positive working environment. They are very hands-on in their role, and staff feel well supported and listened to by them.

Regular team meetings and supervision help the team reflect on practice and identify areas for improvement. Managers are receptive to change and are committed to the ongoing development of the provision.

Safeguarding

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Managers have introduced new risk assessments. Thorough safety checks are made every morning. Staff have a clear understanding of safeguarding and child protection, including whistle-blowing. They know how to report their concerns.

Managers ensure they keep their knowledge up to date with regular training and in-house conversations. There is a clear mobile phone policy in place. This is well understood by staff, and they know the procedure to follow if this is breached. A large majority of staff are paediatric first-aid trained. They have good knowledge of how to deal with any accidents, injuries or illnesses. Managers have robust recruitment procedures in place to ensure that only suitable staff are employed.

Get in Touch With Us


Looking for a nursery or pre school near the following areas: Kenley, Sanderstead, Coulsdon, Warlingham, Riddlesdown, South Croydon, Whyteleafe, Purley, South Croydon?

Get in touch with us and lets discuss your requirements.