Wraparound Care

Bassenthwaite Primary School and Ducklings Nursery offer funded morning Nursery places for children between 9.00 am and 12.00 noon.  We welcome children to the Nursery Group after their third birthday.

We are delighted to announce that, parents wishing to extend the 15 hours funded Nursery education may consider paying for “Extended Nursery Provision” also known as “Wraparound Care”.  This enables Nursery children to remain in school during lunchtime or parents may choose to top up to the full school day.

Children can stay until 1.00 pm by accessing the lunchtime session from 12.00 – 1.00 pm or parents can opt for the full Nursery Wraparound session running from 12.00 – 3.15pm.  Charges per hour will be £5 or £16.25 for the whole afternoon session. Nursery children can bring a packed lunch or are able to pre-book a school lunch priced at £1.50 per day. Bookings must be made and fees paid, half a term in advance.

Nursery children are also able to access the school’s Breakfast Club and After School Club, thereby providing care and provision between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm.  Information and charging on these facilities can be obtained under the ‘Breakfast and After School’ tab on our website.

We aim to provide your child with a positive and stimulating play experience within familiar surroundings with caring, nurturing staff to aid their development and learning. Children will build strong relationships with Early Years staff as staffing will remain consistent throughout the day.

You may be able to get help from the government to pay for wraparound care whilst your child is with us at Duckling’s Nursery. We are an Ofsted approved childcare provider which, therefore, entitles you to the support which may be in the form of tax credits or childcare vouchers. Further information on this is available by clicking on the tab with the heading ‘Wraparound Financial Support’

Wraparound Financial support:
You may be able to get help from the government to pay for wraparound care whilst your child is with us at Duckling’s Nursery. We are an Ofsted approved childcare provider which, therefore, entitles you to the support which may be in the form of tax credits or childcare vouchers.

The below information is guidance on eligibility and is taken from the Department for Education’s website:

Tax Credits:
You could get extra tax credits to help pay for some of your childcare costs while you’re working.

You can get up to £122.50 extra per week for 1 child, or £210 extra for 2 or more children – it depends on how much you earn.

It won’t cover all of your childcare costs – use the tax credits childcare calculator to work out what childcare costs you can claim.

Eligibility for tax credits:
You’ll usually qualify for extra tax credits to help with childcare if:

You can get these tax credits if your child is under 16, or under 17 if they’re disabled.

You could get Child Tax Credit instead if you’re not working and you’re responsible for a child under 16, or under 20 if they’re in approved education or training.

Tax Credits and the hours you work
You must work at least 16 hours per week. You might still qualify if you’re on leave from work, e.g. maternity leave or sick leave.

Couples usually have to work at least 16 hours per week each. Only one of you has to work these hours if the other:

  • is in hospital or prison
  • gets certain benefits, eg because of an illness, disability or they’re a carer

Use the tax credit calculator to check if you qualify.

How to claim tax credits:
Get an application form by calling tax credits helpline – it’ll take up to 2 weeks to arrive. Keep a record of any payslips, benefits and childcare costs to support your claim.

Call the Tax Credit Helpline to update your claim if you’re already claiming tax credits – you don’t need a claim form.

You must renew your claim every year. You’ll get a reminder.

Childcare vouchers:
Your employer may be able to help you with childcare costs using childcare vouchers or other schemes.

We  hope this information will be useful. Further information and guidance, with links on how to apply, can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/overview.