Nursery provision at Little Munden C of E Primary School
Little Munden Nursery and Primary School in Dane End provides children with a welcoming, stimulating and supportive learning environment in an idyllic countryside setting. Caring teachers work with each child, tailoring work to their individual ability within an exciting Creative Curriculum. The children benefit from small class sizes and a good adult/pupil ratio.
We currently provide 15 hours free educational provision for all 3 and 4 year olds and an additional 30 free hours to children from eligible families (see below).
We welcome children from Dane End and all surrounding hamlets, villages and towns. To arrange a school visit please telephone us on 01920 438271.
What is Little Munden’s offer?
We will offer up to 15 children, a total of 30 free hours of early education a week each (38 weeks term time only).
The standard 15 hours free educational provision available to all 3 and 4 year olds is recommended to be taken across the 5 morning sessions.The morning session runs from 8.50am until 11.50am.The additional 15 free hours, if eligible, would be taken to cover the afternoon sessions in class.
If eligible for the free 30 hours childcare, there are two available options;
Option 1: 8.50am until 2.50pm with integrated lunchtime cover (parents to provide a packed lunch or pay for a school meal).
Option 2: 8.50am until 3.15pm with integrated lunchtime cover (parents to provide a packed lunch or pay for a school meal) and the additional 25 minutes at the end of the day paid for by parents @ £2.50 per day.
Parents also have the option of sending their child to early start club from 7.45am (at additional cost).
We do not run any child care during school holidays or beyond 3.15pm for nursery pupils.
Nursery Lunch Club
Little Munden School currently provides a Nursery Lunch Club to help parents, who require childcare for their nursery age child outside of our morning nursery school hours.
The club is available from 11:50am to 12:45pm and is open to all Little Munden School morning only nursery pupils. The children have the opportunity to eat lunch and play games after lunch with the other children in the playground.
If you would like your child to attend, please ask the school office for more information. The cost per session is £2.50 per child.You can provide a packed lunch or order a school lunch provided by Herts Catering Ltd from the pupil choice menu available to view onwww.hertscatering.co.uk.The current lunch price, from September 2019, is £2.35.This may increase from April 2020.
What is 30 hours Free Childcare?
This is an entitlement for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year old children. It is an extra 15 hours per week offered in addition to the child’s existing 15 hour free early education place.
At Little Munden the 30 hours free early education will be offered term time only (over 38 weeks) and will be led by a qualified teacher.
How will parents know if they are eligible?
It will be parents’ responsibility to apply for 30 hours free childcare via the online HMRC eligibility checker. Parents will receive a voucher code if they are eligible. The voucher code will enable the school to claim funding from the local authority.
Further information relating to childcare choices is also available by following these links www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parents orwww.childcarechoices.gov.uk
If you are not eligible for the 30 hours Free Childcare?
If you are not eligible for 30 hours of free childcare, but would still like your child to attend nursery in the afternoon, it is possible to pay school directly for these hours. The charge, as at September 2019, is £5.15 per hour.This additional provision should be requested and paid for termly in advance.Please speak to the office staff for further details.