From September 2019, Blackwater will be accommodating three and four year olds for up to 30 hours funded sessions per week.

Currently, at Blackwater we offer all three and four year olds 15 hours free early education and childcare before they start school. The doubling of provision to 30 hours has been rolled out by the Government across the country two years ago and we would like to give parents more options.

 The 30 hours of free provision is available for families:

  • where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone-parent family) and each parent earns the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the national minimum or living wage of £7.50 per hour, and earns less than £100,000 a year.
  • You have a partner and one of you gets any of the following benefits: Carers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Benefit.

Blackwater will be extending our provision in line with the government recommendations. We will also be offering additional wrap around care for our 3 and 4-year-old children.

Costs are as follows:

  • £4.50 an hour (if not included in funding)
  • £2.50 Breakfast club
  • £2 after school club
Please note that breakfast and after school club are not included in the 30hrs funding.

Please do get in touch with the school as soon as possible to apply for funding and a place with us.

During the holidays please contact our new Headteacher Mrs Evey Evison via email and she will be able to assist with the application and funding process.