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Daycare Admission

 

Opening Times

  • 8.00am- 6.00pm daily, 50 weeks of the year.
  • Half day sessions: 8.00am-1.00pm or 1.00pm-6.00pm
  • Full day sessions: 8.00am-6.00pm

 

0-2 Provision

Barnwell Daycare is registered to care for babies up until they are 2 years old. Our staff to child ratio is one staff member to three children.  Our baby room is calm, warm and stimulating, filled with a wide variety of exciting activities to keep babies involved in their learning and early experiences.

 

2-3 Provision

We offer fee paying places alongside free, eligible two year old places.

Children from two to five access the same learning environment which is implemented to ensure each child can learn and develop from their own starting point.

Families must be in receipt of specific benefits to be eligible for a place. The free childcare place can be accessed the term after their 2nd birthday.  Applications can be accessed from Daycare. Please bring along your child’s full birth certificate. The eligibility checks shall be carried out by Sunderland City Council’s Family Information Service. If eligible, families can receive 15 hours a week, term time only.

There are three intakes of children per school year; September, January and April. 

 

3-5 Provision

We offer fee paying places alongside free eligible three year old places.

Children from two to five access the same learning environment; however learning is differentiated for all individual children.

All 3 to 4-year olds can receive 15 hours free early education per year. This is taken over 38 weeks of the year (term time only). Additional sessions may be purchased weekly all year round. The free childcare place can be accessed the term after their 3rd birthday.

Some working parents may be eligible for 30 hours provision. Information and eligibility can be found on the Government Childcare website- click here to find out more.

There are three intakes of children per school year; September, January and April. 

 

Wrap Around Care

Children accessing their education at Barnwell Academy may also access fee paying wrap around childcare facilities up until the age of five.

The wrap around service provides care before and after their school day. These may vary depending on your child’s school times.

Please contact Monica Clarke in the Daycare Office to make specific arrangements.

Breakfast Club and Out of School Club facilities are also available within Barnwell Academy. Please contact the school office for more information. 

 

School Holiday Information

Families may access fee paying childcare facilities here at Barnwell Daycare throughout the school holidays. Daycare is registered to provide childcare for children up until the term after their 5th birthday. 

 

Daycare Fees

 

Please note our Daycare fees, as of 1st September 2021, please see the below table:

Child's age Per session Per day Per week
0-2 £24.50 £43.00 £196.00
2 £23.00 £42.00 £191.00
3 £22.50 £39.50 £184.50

Note: Concessions given to siblings (10%) 

 

Other fees:

  • Wrap Around (8-9am or 12-1pm):   £5.10
  • Lunch charges:  £2.25
  • Tea charges:  £1.75
  • Full Day meal charge:  £3.40
  • Late collection fee:  £5.50