School Admissions
  • Do you earn less than £100,000 per year?
  • Will your child be attending a 3 or 4 year old early education place in September 2017?
  • If so, they may be entitled to a further 15 hours of free childcare per week, for 38 weeks per year.

The aim of the extended entitlement is to:

  • Support working parents to manage the cost of childcare
  • Support parents into work
  • Allow parents to increase their working hours, should they wish to
  • Some providers will offer “stretched” entitlement, meaning children can attend fewer hours per week over more than 38 weeks a year
  • Parents can choose more than one provider to share these hours; however, the number of sites accessed in one day must not exceed two.


The additional hours will be available for families where:

  • Both parents are working (employed or self-employed) or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family. Each parent earns below £100,000 per year and no less than the weekly equivalent of 16 hours at National Minimum Wage (21-24 year olds, £107.20 per week, 25 years +, £115.20 per week)
  • Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity leave or adoption leave
  • Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the work place on statutory sick pay
  • One parent is employed and the other parent has a substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring.


Working in partnership with Beehive OSC Early Years, we are able to offer:

  • 9.30am to 11.30am Nursery Education at Dunston Hill CPS
  • 11.30am to 2.30pm Childcare at Beehive OSC Early Years