As you may be aware, all children aged 3 and 4 years old, have a universal offer of 15 hours Nursery provision. From September 2017, working Parents will be offered an additional 15 hours if a given criteria is met – earning less that £100k/working a minimum of 16 hours a week.
Peases West Nursery is offering 30 hours provision to eligible 3 and 4 year olds.
Parents are now able to check their eligibility for 30 hours online on the ‘Childcare Choices’ website – link below. If eligible, parents will receive a code which they will take to the Nursery/childcare provider of their choice, together with their National Insurance Number and their child’s date of birth.
Nurseries/providers will need to validate their code with Durham County Council before a place can be offered.
It is planned that Nurseries/providers will be able to validate this online through the new Synergy system which will be in place prior to to September 2017. All 30 hours parents will need to complete and sign a new parental declaration form to allow this and other checks to be carried out through the new online system.