Wraparound Care

Bassenthwaite Primary School and Ducklings Nursery offer 30 hours funded Nursery places .  We welcome children to the Nursery Group after their third birthday.

We are delighted to announce that, parents wishing to extend the funded 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.

Please follow the link to find out more https://www.gov.uk/child-tax-credit

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

Early Years Entitlements for Parents FAQ May 2024 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.

The early years entitlements are:

  • the 15 hours entitlement for eligible working parents of children from 9 months to 2 years old (new entitlement from 1 September 2024)
  • the 15 hours entitlement for eligible working parents of 2-year-old children (new entitlement from 1 April 2024)
  • the 15 hours entitlement for disadvantaged 2-year-olds
  • the universal 15 hours entitlement for all 3 and 4-year-olds
  • the additional 15 hours entitlement for eligible working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds

The entitlement hours are up to 15 hours of childcare a week over 38 weeks of the year (equivalent to a maximum of 570 hours a year), or, for 3 and 4-year-olds, up to 30 hours of childcare a week over 38 weeks of the year for qualifying children of working parents (equivalent to a maximum 1,140 hours a year).

From September 2025, eligible working parents of children aged 9 months and above will be able to access 30 hours (over 38 weeks a year) from the term following their child turning 9 months to when they start school (please note, the rollout of this entitlement is not covered by this guidance).