My twins are at nursery full time throughout the year and will be staying up until the last day before they start school in September. I have read that the 30 hours is "until they start reception" but I wonder if anyone knows if there is a set date or if it's the actual date the child starts. The reason I am asking is that they start a week after the rest of the school goes back so I don't know if I will get funded hours for that week or if I'll have to pay for all of it as that's going to be a huge bill!
As my girls attend all year round I get a flat rate invoice each month so the funded hours are taken into account and spread across the year with paid hours so I wasn't sure. But the nursery have confirmed they can't claim in September for them