Government funding for Nursery

(5 Posts)
tilder Mon 28-Jan-13 19:05:27

Ours isn't. Are they saying you have to send him there for all five mornings or nothing?

MissLeyla Mon 28-Jan-13 12:43:45

The private nursery have said they are happy to split the hours but the primary school nursery have told me they wont so he has to do 5 days either mornings or afternoons.
i really want him to get used to a school setting and my friend who lives opposite us has a little girl (my sons bff!) who will be going too and has already said she would help out with taking/picking up.
Im happy to pull him out of the primary school nursery on a tuesday (as i cant get him there or back) and send him to his normal private nursery which id be paying for but i just wanted to know if it was legal so to speak hehe!

are primary school nurseries funded differently?

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Mon 28-Jan-13 12:33:23

I used to do exactly this with DS1, he went to aprivate nursery and used his funded hours there, the preschool is a charity and the sessions are much cheaper so I just paid for those, I could have split the hours across the two settings but I got more for my money using them at the private nursery

tilder Mon 28-Jan-13 12:29:27

You should be able to split the funded hours between settings. We have children at our preschool who do this. You just need to be careful that you don't claim for more than 15 hours in total and pay for any hours over this.

I would check with the school though in case.

MissLeyla Mon 28-Jan-13 12:15:44

I work on a mon, tues and wed and my two sons (age 1 and nearly 3) are looked after by my MIL on a mon & wed and go to a private nursery all day on a tues.

If i use the government funding my eldest can go to nursery full day on a Tuesday for free come april (he goes 8am-6pm) as they offer 10 hours "funded" for kids that do one day a week.
I am, however, torn as i want him to attend the nursery at the primary school where i hope to get him in to next year. After calling them today they offer the 15 funded hours over 5 days either 9am-12pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm and he would start sept this year.

Come sept would i be allowed to send him to the primary school nursery Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays (MIL would drop him and pick him up mon & wed and i would be there to do it thurs and fri) and then send him full time nursery on the tues (paid for obviously) or are there rules and regs around this?
If I can then what happens between april and sept with the "funded" hours? would i use them at my private nursery until he starts the primary school one come sept?

i really want to get him used to the "school" type routine, especially as its the school hes likely to attend.

sorry if this post seems confusing but i AM bloody confused and no one seems to be able to give me a straight answer gahhhhhhhhh

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