Sowerby Village CE (VC) Primary School

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01422 831971

Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX6 1HB


              Sowerby Village School 


Here at Sowerby Village School, we offer nursery places to children aged 2, 3 and 4 from 7am to 6pm:
7am - 8.30 free Breakfast Club (pre-booking required)
8.30 - 11.30 session 1 = £9.00 or free if eligible (see criteria below)
11.30 - 12 free supervision over the lunchtime period however packed lunch or school dinner must be arranged.
12.00 - 3.00 session 2 = £9.00 or free if eligible (criteria below)
3.00 - 4.00 free after school club session
4.00 - 6.00 OOSH club - charged at £2.50 per hour (includes a light tea)

Eligible children are entitled to 570 Universal Hours or 1140 Extended Hours of early education each year over a minimum of 38 weeks. There are no set sequences of sessions, parents are free to choose their 15 hours across the week as best suits your own particular circumstances. Additional hours are chargeable as detailed above.

* prompt payment ensures low admin costs and fixed low prices *

Eligibility criteria
Two year olds can get funding if they are:

a child who has been in Local Authority care for one day or more. (Children who are Looked After or CLA);
living in a family who meet the criteria for Free School Meals (FSM), see: Free school meals ;
living in a family who receive Working Tax Credits and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 per year;
living in a family who receive Universal Credit with a net earnings threshold of £15,400.
a child who has a current statement of Special Educational Need or an Education, Health and Care plan;
a child who attracts Disability Living Allowance;
a child who is no longer looked after by the Local Authority as the result of:
an adoption order;
a special guardianship order;
or a child arrangements order.
To check eligibility, you need your National Insurance (NINo) or National Asylum Support Service (NASS) number and visit:

Online application for Two Year Old Funding -


Eligibility for 30 hours of childcare
Eligible working parents can claim an additional 15 hours of childcare per week, for 38 weeks each year. This is on top of the universal entitlement of 15 hours.

Some providers allow parents to 'stretch' their offer. This lets you take fewer hours per week, but for more weeks of the year.

Working parents include those who are self-employed and those employed on zero hours contracts. Parents are expected to be eligible, if they meet one of these criteria:

both parents are working or one is working in lone parent families. This will be defined as earning the equivalent of 16 hours per week on national minimum wage (or national living wage). This is subject to a maximum income threshold of £100,000 per year per parent;
both parents are employed, but one (or both) is temporarily away from the workplace on:
parental leave;
maternity leave;
paternity leave;
adoption leave;
or statutory sick pay.
one parent works and one gets carers allowance (or carer element of Universal credit). Or, one parent works and one is disabled or incapacitated (based on specific benefits).
You need to open an online 'Tax-free' childcare account. You can also check if you are eligible at the same time. If you are, you will receive an 11 digit code. It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible for their eligibility code, to avoid missing the deadlines.

Funding Fact Sheet below


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