3o Hours Free Childcare Scheme

This document is to provide parents with information about the 30 hours free childcare scheme
(Updated 19/02/2018)

From September 2017 new government legislation means that working parents with a 3 or 4 year old, who meet the eligibility criteria, will be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free early education and childcare on top of the 15 hours currently offered.

This new legislation will enable parents to have extra childcare hours whilst they work which will help them manage their childcare costs, which is potentially worth around £5,000 per child per year. The 30 Hours free childcare can support parents into work, to work successfully, or to work more hours should they wish to do so. There are also obvious benefits for children who extend their early education which includes a child being more likely to build up confidence, social skills, resilience, respect and teamwork skills.

The government Childcare Choices website provides eligibility information and a childcare calculator which helps parents compare all of the governments childcare offers. It also has a link to the application form:
Website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 123 4097 if you need assistance to apply or are experiencing problems with the online application process.

Doncaster Councils Families Information Service website provides a childcare/school search for 30 hour providers
Website: www.doncaster.gov.uk/fis

Please Note: the term ‘provider’ will be used throughout this document and it refers to school nurseries and Ofsted registered childcare providers who are included on Doncaster Councils Directory of Providers (this is a list of childcare providers who are able to deliver free entitlement places for 2, 3 & 4 year olds)

Further information

What is your favourite subject and why? –
“I love P.E. because I am a real sports person and enjoy being creative.”

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What is your favourite subject and why? –
“Maths because I love numbers and adding.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because it calms me down and it’s great fun.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“English because I love writing stories and poems.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“Topic and Art are my favourite lessons because they push me to my limits and are fun.”

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What is your favourite subject and why?
“Art because I like drawing and sometimes my work goes on the wall.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I love the school trips and when we go to the church to sing.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I enjoy the school trips to the museum so I can learn.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“I really enjoy playing for the school football team.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“Everything. I enjoy every single second of school.”

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What is the best thing you have done in school?
“The best thing I’ve done at school was going to William’s Den and building my own den.”

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What do you like about the teachers?
“They tell jokes and help us learn.”

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What do you like about the teachers?
“They are helpful and kind.”

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What do you like about the teachers?
“They make me feel safe.”

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What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“We will look after you and help you.”

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What would you say to a child who is worried about joining this school?
“Be yourself. It’s a great school and you’ll fit in.”

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