We would really appreciate your feedback to help us prepare for the new 30 hours provision.

* 1. Does at least one person in your household work?

* 2. Are you a lone / single parent?

* 3. Would your family be entitled to the additional 15 hours of free childcare?

Please refer to the 'Eligibility Criteria' below

• Each parent earns less than £100,000 per year
• Both parents are working 16 hours a week (in a lone parent family the sole parent must work)
• Each parent works 16 hours a week or earns on average a weekly minimum amount that is equivalent to 16 hours a week at either the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage (on average £115 a week) There are exceptions to both parents having to work. Families where one parent does not work (or neither parent works) will not usually be entitled to the additional 15 hours of free childcare; however, they will be eligible where: -
- both parents are employed but one (or both parents) is temporarily away from the workplace on: parental, maternity or paternity leave; adoption leave; or on statutory sick pay
- one parent is employed and one parent: has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring / is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits

* 4. If the additional 15 hours of free childcare was available to you now or in the future, would you take them up?

Please note: ‘additional 15 hours’ refers to the NEW entitlement which are hours over and above the 15 hours free place that all 3 & 4 year olds are currently entitled to.

* 5. If yes to question 4, how many additional hours would you take up?

* 6. What kind of flexible options would best meet your needs to support you to take up the full 30 hours free childcare?

* 7. Please note: Currently Nursery children are not included in the Governments Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme. Therefore, unless you are eligible for a free school meal, a school meal would chargeable. Currently school meals are £2.20 each but we are expecting an increase in April due to the National Minimum Wage.  Alternatively parents would be able to provide a home packed lunch.
With regards to meal arrangements – what would your preferred choice be?

* 8. If you would prefer to take your additional hours in line with the school day 8.30am-3.15pm, this would enable children to have a designated lunch break / playtime from 11.30am until 12.15pm outside of their free entitlement and the funding that is paid to school. They would use the funding for 3 hour session before and a 3 hour session after lunch break.
Would you be prepared to pay a small percentage on top of the school meal charge to support school in funding the additional lunchtime support required?

* 9. Grange Lane Infant Academy also has wrap around care which also includes a free breakfast club. Would you require the use of any additional provision?

* 10. Please use the box below to add any further comments or questions you have regarding the additional 15 hours free childcare. Anything, however small, will help to ensure we set up this new and exciting change to Early Years Education to the needs of our parents.

We would also appreciate it if you could use this space to provide:
Your child's name:
Your child's date of birth:
If your child has a special educational need or medical need.
To confirm (if you have not already taken an early starter place) if you will still be taking the nursery place in September for either 15 hours or up to 30 hours.
Many thanks
Grange Lane Infant Academy

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