Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Goonhavern Nursery?  The nursery building is located at the bottom of the school garden and can be accessed via the Newquay Road entrance to the school (on your right, just before you walk into the infant playground) or from the school car park, walking around the school building, down through the playground, out of the gate and the nursery is on your left.

From what age do you take children?  At Goonhavern Nursery we can take children from 24 months old.

What are your session times and prices?

In the term after your child's third birthday his/her place will be funded by the Government. Up to a maximum of 15 hours per week will be funded, you are able to split this funding between 2 settings. If your child attends for more than their 15 hours you will be invoiced for the extra hours at the current rate of £4.50 per hr.

Some children are eligible for two year old funding. Please ask a member of staff for a leaflet if you require more information.

We provide full day, morning and afternoon sessions.

 

Session

Session times

Hrs

Morning

8.45 to 11.45

3

Morning plus lunch

8.45 to 12.30

3 3/4 

Afternoon plus lunch

12.00 to 3.30

3 1/2

Afternoon

12.30 to 3.30

3

All day

8.45 to 3.30

6 3/4

 

Do you provide lunch?  No, children who stay for lunch bring a packed lunch from home.  Food can be heated on the premises.

Are you open all year?  No, we are only open during the academic year. Term times are available upon request.

How does the free entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds work?  The early education entitlement is available for all children from the term after their third birthday and up to 15 hours per week can be claimed.  As parents, you will need to complete and sign a Nursery Education Entitlement form stating how many hours you are claiming.  The full 15 hours entitlement must be taken over a minimum of two days per week and the minimum claim is 2.5 hours.  This can be claimed over 38 weeks of the year.

How do I know if I am eligible for 2 year old funding?  Some 2 year olds in England can get free early education.  To be eligible you must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employement and Supoort Allowance (ESA)
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • Tax Credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Children are also entitled if:

  • They’re looked after by a local council
  • They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • They get Disability Living Allowance
  • They’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order.

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming from the term after their second birthday.

Can I use Childcare Vouchers?  Yes.  The cost of your childcare can be taken out of your salary before NI and Tax contributions are calculated.  This is done through your employer registering with one of the many childcare voucher schemes.  You can offset up to £243 per parent per month.

 

If you would like to know more, we invite you to come and have a look around; just call us on 01872 573224 to arrange a visit.  During this time you can have a look at all our facilities and chat to us about your child’s needs.  At this point we can also give you a registration form for you to take away and complete.

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