How the 30 hours childcare could work for you at Chelwood.

 The government is offering eligible parents 1140 hours free childcare per year.

This could be taken as:

  • 30 hours x 38 weeks (term time only)

  • 21.9 hours x 52 weeks (full year)

Chelwood will have a limited number of full time places so we may not be able to offer every eligible family a full time place (using their 30 hours during term time).

However, the offer can be used with more than one provider:

  • 15 hours at Chelwood and 15 hours with a childminder (for 38 weeks or term time only)*

  • 15 hours at Chelwood (term time) and 11 hours with a childminder (stretched offer over 52 weeks)*

  • 15 hours at Chelwood and 15 hours at another nursery (term time only)**

  • 15 hours at Chelwood (term time) and 11 hours at another nursery (stretched offer over 52 weeks)**


* At Chelwood Nursery School there are lots of local childminders who have collecting and dropping off children for many years. 

More information about how Childminders and how they can support you and your child making a smooth transition to nursery and then on to Primary School can be found here.

** Combining two different nursery settings can present young children with some challenges that parents should think carefully about. We are happy to talk to parents about this.