Help & Advice
We offer nursery places on a first come first served basis whilst adhering to our Ofsted registration that allows us a certain number of children of each age group. The staff will work with you to settle your child in to nursery life. We offer a free settling in period which is usually a week of visits where children will gradually build up their time they spend with us. Parents are always welcome to phone the nursery at any time during the day to see how their child is.
We always strive to make all our children, parents and staff feel welcome at the nursery and everyone is treated equally, with great consideration given to individual needs. No discrimination will be tolerated towards anyone regarding race, religion, culture, language, gender or disability.
Help with Childcare costs
Child tax credit / Working families tax credit.
We are an approved childcare provider and you may be able to access help towards your childcare costs from the Government. You can check what help you may be eligible for at the following website address
Please come and ask the nursery managers for further information concerning this benefit. We will help you all we can with advice and filling forms in etc.
Free Entitlement Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
All 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare from the term after their third birthday. For further information please contact the manager of the nursery. Ashton 0161 331 9740 Audenshaw 0161 336 3221 or Flowery Field 0161 351 9675.
Some two year old children can also get free education and childcare. If your child is eligible you can start claiming the term after their second birthday. Children 4 Most will claim the funding on your behalf.
To claim the 2 year funding, you must be getting one of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190
- The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Working Tax Credits and earn £16,190 a year or less
Children are also entitled to a place if:
- They’re looked after by a local council
- They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
- They get Disability Living Allowance
- They’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order
We welcome students from colleges. We accept grant funding for childcare costs and will help with any advice, form filling or other support you will need.
SEND Local Offer
Tameside’s local offer is an online source of information on all services, support and guidance for parents and carers and children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The link below goes directly to the website for further information:
To support individual children with any additional or exceptional requirements, we have SENCO’s (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) in each of our three nurseries. These staff are specifically trained by the Local Authority and are able to support your child’s key person in order to provide suitable and effective support methods to enhance your child’s development.