From September 2017, there will be an extended entitlement for working parents of three and four year olds, an additional 15 hours a week (on top of the universal entitlement of 15 hours a week for all three and four year olds). If parents are eligible they will receive up to 1140 hours of free childcare a year.
Online Childcare Service – Eligibility Checker Eligibility for the additional free hours will be determined by HMRC and you will be required to go through the Government’s online Childcare Service Eligibility Checker. childcarechoices.gov.uk
If eligible you will receive a code which you can take to your chosen childcare provider they will then validate the code with the Local Authority using the Electronic Checking Service (ECS). A place must be validated before your child can take up the additional free hours. This code is valid for 3 months after this period you will need to recheck eligibility and this will determine if funding continues. If you disagree with eligibility outcome there is a review and appeals process managed by the HMRC.
• Both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family).
• Either or both parents’ income does not exceed 100k.
• The parent earns or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months. This equates to £115 a week (or c. £6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or £111.20 a week (or c. £5,700 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old.
• This applies whether the parent is in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hour’s contract.
• The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work.
• Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave.
• Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work.
• Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months.
• If a non-EEA national, the parent must have recourse to public funds. Who will not qualify? A parent will not meet the criteria when:
• Either or both parent has an income of more than £100,000
• Either parent is a non-EEA national and subject to immigration control (and has no recourse to public funds)
• You cannot claim the 30 hours in addition to a full time reception place in a maintained school or academy. Funding periods: You can start claiming the additional hours the term following the date on which you receive your eligibility code. You should apply for the extended entitlement the term before you wish to claim a place. Example 1: Child is two years old, but will be three before next term The parent’s code was issued on 7th February and the child’s birthday is on 11th March. The child can claim their place from 1st April.
• Children born in the period 1st January to 31st March: the start of term beginning on or following 1st April after the child’s third birthday;
• Children born in the period 1st April to 31st August: the start of term beginning on or following 1st September after the child’s third birthday;
• Children born in the period 1st September to 31st December: the start of term beginning on or following 1st January after the child’s third birthday.
• The Grace Period: If you drop out of eligibility you will have a ‘grace period’ where you will continue to receive funding. If you cease to meet the eligibility criteria and the “grace period” has expired then you can continue to take up the universal entitlement of 15 free hours. If you have been taking up the extended entitlement at more than one provider, you can continue to access funded 15 hours at the provider of your choice.
• Flexibility: You can access the free place in patterns of hours that “stretch” your child’s entitlement by taking fewer hours a week over more weeks of the year (38-52 weeks of the year) outside maintained school term times and at weekends if you require. You can take your free entitlement between 6am and 8pm and it can be delivered over two sites. The maximum length of time the entitlement can be taken is up to 10 hours per day
Follow the Link below to register. The Link opens on 27th http://fsd.liverpool.gov.uk/kb5/liverpool/fsd/service.page?id=EPoMbffbQRw
The class teacher is Mrs McDermott, Mrs Hill is our Nursery Nurse and Miss Taylor is our learning support assistant. We have lots of fun in Nursery. Please check our page regularly to see what exciting things we are doing.
If you wish your child to attend our Nursery then please contact the school office on 284 1919 to make an appointment to visit with Mrs McDermott.
Reception Places for September 2017
Applications for places in our Reception Class in September 2017 closes on January 15th 2017. Please apply via Liverpool City Council website Application Page. As admissions have now closed paper applications can be obtained from the school office.
Liverpool City Council – admissions – Links directly to school admissions page.
In year Admissions
In year admissions to the school are to be made directly to the school. If you are interested in your child coming to Northcote, please phone the school office and arrange a visit. Mr. Morgan (Headteacher); Mrs Foden or Miss Gore (Assistant Headteachers) would gladly show you around to give you a flavour of the school.
In the first instance please call the school office who will advise if we have places available in the years you require. If we have no places in the year you require we will keep you details on our waiting list for 2 school terms and will contact you if places become available. Equally if you no longer require your place then please let us know so that we can up date our waiting list.
Please call the school office on 0151 284 1919 or 0151 233 4610