Information from A to Z
Here you can find out about all the information that you would like to know about Bizzy Bears!
Our latest Ofsted report can be found at www.ofsted.gov.uk or by downloading the report below.
If you would like to register a place for your child at our Pre school, please make an appointment or pop in and see us and we'll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!
Free Childcare for Children age 2 years
If you are a parent/carer of a 2 year old and receive certain benefits you could be entitled to 15 hours/six sessions of free early learning (not including lunch club) from April 2013 a maximum of 570 hours per year(depending on spaces). To find out if you are eligible go to www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/2yearfunding.
If you are eligible you will be given a reference number which you will need to give to us to apply for the funding.
Free Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds
All children age 3 in Northamptonshire are eligible for a free early education place.
Eligibility is based on the birth date of your child.
A child born between:
Will be eligible for a free place from:
1st April to
Autumn funding period
Spring funding period
1st January to
Summer funding period
The grant entitles your child up to 15 hours of nursery education per week for 38 weeks of the year, this is broken down into 3 terms:
September - December
April – July
Parents/carers may choose for their child:
- To take up less than the minimum entitlement
- To receive their free place by attending more than one provider within a week
- To take additional services beyond the free entitlement( additional nursery
education or lunch club) in which case Bizzy Bears will make a charge in line
with their fee structure.
Parents/Carers will be informed by letter when their child is eligible for the free entitlement.
All parents/carers must complete a Parent/carer contract form at the beginning of each calendar block and provide their child’s birth certificate and a current utility bill less than 3 months old, to qualify for the free entitlement.
EYPP(Early Years Pupil Preminum)
Children who claim the 3 and 4 year old entitlement who meet the criteria could be eligible for the EYPP. The EYPP is additional funding to improve the outcomes for children. This funding is paid directly to your childcare provider. More information can be found at www.northamptonshire.gov/eypp. Bizzy Bears will also provide you with written information as part of the 3 and 4 year old free entitlement process.
30 hours funded childcare
From September 2017 families of 3 and 4 year olds may now be able to claim up to 30 hours a week of free childcare if they are both working or if you are a lone parent working.
You can find out if you are eligible to claim the free 30 hours and apply via www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.
If you qualify, you will be able to claim this childcare on the funding block after your child's 3rd birthday.
Bizzy Bears is offering 30 hours of free childcare from 9.00am-3.00pm Monday-Friday for those eligible families.