SESSION TIMES & FEES
At The Ark we run the following sessions:
Morning Session - 8.30am - 11.30am
Afternoon Session - 12.30pm - 3.30pm
We also offer:
Lunch - 11.30am - 12.30pm
Breakfast - 8.00am - 8.30am
After School (Half Session) - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
After School (Full Session) with/without tea - 3.30pm - 5.45pm
Our breakfast and after school cover is currently provided by the main school.
All children are entitled to 15 hours of nursery funding. We do offer the 30 hours of nursery funding for those eligible families.
We initially offer this as five morning or afternoon sessions, although subject to availability these can be moved around after accepting your place. We do not offer lunch cover as part of the funded hours.
Extra hours are available at the following rates and are additional costs not covered by the 30 hours of free childcare:
3 hour session without lunch - £7.25 (8.30 - 11.30 / 12.30 - 3.30)
Lunch (11:30 - 12:30) Hot Meal/School Packed Lunch - £1.25
Lunchtime Session (11:30 - 12:30) - £3.75
Breakfast cover - £2.00
After school cover (Half Session) (4:30pm) - £5.00
After school cover (Full Session) without tea (5:45pm) - £6.50
After school cover (Full Session) with tea (5:45pm) - £7.50
30 Hours Free Childcare - Am I eligible?
What is Tax-Free Childcare?
Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme to support working parents with childcare costs. If eligible, you set up an online childcare account which you can use to pay your childcare provider directly.
For every £8 you pay in, the government will pay in an extra £2. You can get up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.
You can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay for:
• Registered childminders, nurseries and nannies
• Registered after-school clubs and play schemes
• Home care workers working for a registered home care agency.
What is 30 hours free childcare?
Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds in England may be entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare, for 38 weeks of the year (or fewer hours over more weeks). This is an additional 15 hours of free childcare on top of the 15 hours universal entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds in England.
How do I apply for 30 hours free childcare?
You can apply for 30 hours up to 16 weeks before your child turns three. We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to – don’t leave it to the last few weeks as your application might require some extra checks.
To ensure you get a code for the term after your child turns three, you must have applied by the end of the previous term.
How do I apply for Tax-Free Childcare/30 hours free childcare?
You can apply for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours via Childcare Choices. You, and your partner if you have one, will need your: • National Insurance number(s)
• Details of one or more of the following – your UK Passport, tax credits, P60 or a recent payslip.
In most cases, you’ll be told straight away if your application is successful. In some cases, HMRC may need to do some additional checks to confirm whether you’re eligible, so it’s important to apply in good time. If you’re found not to be eligible we will tell you why.
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