Castle Camps Nursery
Castle Camps C of E (V.C.) Primary School opened a brand new Early Years Foundation Unit in January 2018. The nursery class is for children who are 3+ and is led by a qualified teacher and support staff. The nursery class is part of the Castle Camps C of E (V.C.) Primary School.
Places are allocated in accordance with the school's admissions criteria. Parents will be notified if their application has been successful shortly after 12th June 2020 for September 2020 admissions.
Below is a table showing the options we intend to offer. Places are allocated on the understanding that your child will attend nursery for a minimum of 15 hours per week for at least 1 term - see options below. A maximum full-time intake is 10 places.
5x mornings (15 hours) 8:45am – 11:45am
5x afternoons (15 hours) 12:15pm - 3:15pm
5x All day (30 hours) 8:45am - 3:15pm with lunch club each day (Lunch Club charged at £3 daily)
SPRING 2020: Due to high demand for places, we are unable to offer flexibility with regard to the above options.
Please note lunch sessions are not included in the 30 free hours. Parents will receive a bill for the cost of lunch club.
An Admission Form is required to make a request for a place. A copy of this form can be obtained via the School Office or by downloading one below. Nursery places are available to children the term after they are 3 years old. A completed Admission Form, a copy of your child's birth certificate and a utility bill from the home address are required to be handed to the School Office to apply for a place. Please refer to the Admission Policy for further information.
The closing date for September 2020 admissions is 12th June 2020. We are very excited to be able to offer the opportunity for nursery provision at Castle Camps. This is a wonderful addition to the service we provide for the community we serve.
For further information regarding your child's entitlement to free early years learning please consult Cambridgeshire County Council's website.
PLEASE NOTE THAT A PLACE IN NURSERY DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE IN RECEPTION. PARENTS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A SEPARATE ADMISSIONS FORM FOR A PLACE IN RECEPTION. PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. THANK YOU.
Nursery Information Booklet for Parents
Applying for 30 Hours Extended Child Care
Universal entitlement is 15 hours per week for all 3 and 4 year olds. The extended entitlement (30 hours) is an additional 15 hours for eligible working parents. The two combined total 30 hours a week during term time, or stretched over the year at fewer hours per week, up to a maximum of 1,140 hours per year.
Check if you are eligible by following the link below:
The application process above is managed by HMRC. Their Childcare Choices website also offers a comparison guide for all the ways you can reduce childcare costs. The HMRC Childcare Choices helpline number is 0300 123 4097.
Your child must be at least 2 years and 6 months old before you will be able to make an application using the online system.
Once your child turns three, and you have confirmed your eligibility (within the deadline) with HMRC, you can start claiming from the beginning of the term following their birthday, i.e. 1 April, 1 September or 1 January
The deadline for receiving your HMRC Code is the last day of the month, before the new term starts. For example to access extended entitlement from 1 January 2019 the code you receive from HMRC must be dated on, or before, 31 December 2018. If you apply for and are eligible but are not issued with an HMRC Code by 31 December 2018, the extended funding entitlement will be available from the following term 1 April 2019.
If you are eligible you'll get an 11 digit eligibility code. You will need to keep this safe, as you will need to provide this to your childcare provider to access your place.
Every three months, you'll need to reconfirm that you're still eligible for the extended entitlement. HMRC will send a reminder four weeks before the deadline. You don't need to update your provider every time you reconfirm, however please notify your provider if you fall out of eligibility.