Nursery Places and Funding
At Outwood, we have a 40 place Nursery and offer many options: two and a half days, mornings, afternoons or full time. We can offer longer days if needed using our breakfast club and after school club provision.
For any general enquiries or if you’d like to visit the provision, please contact the school on 0161 437 1715.
30 Hours Free Childcare:
Funding for early education for 3 and 4 year old children has changed. All families with a 3 and 4 year old child will still be eligible for the universal offer of free early education of up to 15 hours a week term time or a total of 570 hours taken throughout the year.
Some children will be eligible for extended childcare from this date, which is up to 30 hours a week term time. The new entitlement to 30 hours free childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable parents, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.
The following eligibility criteria will apply;
- both parents must be working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage, and less than £100,000 per year
- working will include employed and self-employed persons
- in general families where one parent does not work (or neither parent works) will not be eligible for these additional hours
- both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity or paternity leave
- both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on adoption leave
- both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay
- one parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring or one parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefit
You can check what help you could get with childcare costs and an indication as to your eligibility for 30 hours free childcare via the GOV UK website.
Parents can search all Stockport childcare provision at www.stockport.gov.uk/childcare.
Do you have before/after school requirements? Outwood also offer an excellent wrap around care provide by Wayne and his team who manage and oversee our Breakfast Club and Afterschool Club provision. We currently have children from both our Nursery and Reception children enjoying the extended day filled with social play, personal interests and opportunities for gross and fine motor skills to develop.
The Nursery forms part of our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) where we educate children from 3 – 5 years, meaning both Nursery and Reception children have opportunity to play and learn together. We follow the EYFS Framework to ensure children are given opportunities to learn and develop according to their age and abilty. We make certain that we meet our children’s current interests and questions when planning the children’s learning.
We have three classrooms in our provision where children enjoy a wide variety of learning opportunities.
Oak Tree Room - Nursery children’s point of drop off and collection, where children are registered and take part in the adult input of phonics, literacy, maths and topic. This room enhances and develops children’s learning and experience using sand, fine motor skills, water, playdough, role-play, small-world resources, books, cars and roads, trains and tracks, writing, colouring, number opportunities and much more.
Willow Tree Room - Reception children’s point of drop off and collection, where FS2 children are registered and take part in the adult input of phonics, literacy, maths and topic. This room has a variety of areas including maths, phonics, reading, writing, wooden construction bricks, workshop (model making and art work), music plus so much more.
Outdoor Classroom: Our outdoor classroom is used all year round. This large self-contained outdoor play area provides opportunities to experience learning in on a wider scale.
We use Development Matters to structure our curriculum. Please see document below.
The prime and specific areas of learning in EYFS are:
Prime Areas of Learning
PSED: Personal, Social & Emotional Development
CL: Communication & Language
PD: Physical Development
Specific Areas of Learning
LD: Literacy Development
MD: Mathematical Development
UW: Understanding of the World
EAD: Expressive Arts & Design
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