Kids adVentures currently has some government funded free childcare places available. All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to some free childcare every week and we have places at Kids adVentures Prestwich and Radcliffe.
This means every child can access some early educational, interactive and fun activities before starting school. There have been many studies that show the benefits of early education and at Kids adVentures we have an emphasis on learning through play.
Who is eligible?
All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible to several sessions a week of free nursery sessions and this is increasing in 2017.
Some 2 year olds are also entitled to some free childcare sessions. The criteria for this is as follows:
You are entitled if
- You already claim Free School Meals for a child in your family
- You claim certain benefits, including:
- Income support
- Income based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Asylum Seeker)
- State Pension Credit – guarantee element
- You are entitled to Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit and your household income is less than £16,190
- This includes the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
You are entitled if
- The child you are claiming for has an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs
- The child you are claiming for receives Disability Living Allowance
- The child you are claiming for is adopted or has a Special Guardianship Order
- The child you are claiming for has a child protection plan (this may not be applicable in areas other than Bury)
- The child you are claiming for is looked after by the local authority
Full details can be found on Bury Council’s website.
Why take advantage of free childcare?
Nursery provides a vital first step into socialising and making friends and gets children use to an environment which is different to home. At Kids adVentures we provide –
- Lots of outdoor play including trips to our forestry school
- Free swimming sessions
- Stretch and Grow activity
- Learning through play
- Healthy and nutritious home cooked food
To find out more about free child places contact us on Tel: 0161 212 4965