What age do kids go to nursery (free)

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  1. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I am not being very eloquent, but I am wondering what age kids begin nursery that is state funded?

    Just trying to look at future childcare costs and stuff!

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    Esoames Well-Known Member

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    It's the term after their third birthday x
     
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    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't believe this when I found it out :( I thought it was literally from their 3rd birthday!

    DS is 3 in December 2014 - will the new term be January does anyone know?? X
     
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    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    Is this full time do you know???

    Just trying to work a few things out money-wise and seeing when realistically we can try for another bub.

    If it is term after their 3rd Birthday does that mean Jan for James (he is a November baby) or does he have to wait until the following September - by then he'll be almost 4???

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    I.think its 15 hours isnt it? But fees go down slightly after 3 anyway as there is less staff ratio

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    It's 15 hours free per week.

    positivity - if your LO is 3 in December, they will get the free 15 hours a week from 1 January. The 3 dates given are 1 September, 1 January and 1 April (https://www.gov.uk/free-early-education).
     
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    Yes it's 15 hours free - different nurseries will have different ways of allocating the 15 hours though. Some may do a few hours a day or like 2 1/2 days.

    Most nurseries will do a Sept and Jan intake - some may do an additional intake too.



     
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    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    Ella, that is fab info! I should have Googled :lol:

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    That's great news thank you xx
     
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    There is now some free hours available for 2 year olds (probably the term after 2nd birthday) but its only available for single parent families or households on a low income (can't remember what the cut off point was though).
     
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    Hi Carnat22! I work in a nursery, everything that's been said is true so far. But anything you want to ask/know then feel free :)
     
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    M has 10 hours from age two but from September that's changing to 15 I'm a lone parent low income family she changes to other funding April 2014 when she's 3 x
     
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    Thank god my daughter was a week early!! She was due April 6th but arrived on March 30th so will just sneak in on the Easter term!! Yay!! Makes a big difference as to when we can start trying for number two. If she'd arrived on her due date I would have had to wait another 6 months!
     
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    It's terrible how much childcare effects our lives! Wish the government would do more! X
     
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    Bloody hell, my son was born September 12th. I didnt know it was term after...

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  17. redbear

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    Cant belive Alice will go to nursery in 9 months! We are low income though, and ill get some one on one time with temperance my youngest x

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    If your child is already in private nursery, will they automatically reduce it or are only certain nurseries eligible?

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    My nephew was 3 on march 15th and started nursery the day after? He didn't have to wait until the next term x
     

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