If you are interested in your child attending our playgroup, please pop to the school office to complete an application form or use the attachments below.
You will then be added to the waiting list and contacted should a place become available.
Our morning sessions are 8.30am - 11.30am and our afternoon sessions are 12.30pm - 3.30pm.
Should you wish to find out more information about playgroup, do come and speak to a member of the playgroup staff.
Free childcare for two year olds
Birmingham City Council offers an early education entitlement for two year old children for the least advantaged families in the city.
Eligible two year olds will be entitled for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year, following the school term after their second birthday.
This must be taken over a minimum of two days from a childcare provider that is approved to provide the early education entitlement for two year olds. The childcare provider must also be registered with Ofsted.
To be eligible families will need to access certain benefits or the children are looked after by the local authority (please refer to the attachment 'Which two year old children are eligible?'). In Birmingham, there is a further criterion (only agreed until the end of March 2015) which is aimed at supporting children with additional needs, such as those with special educational needs, Family CAF or subject to a child protection plan. You will need to provide evidence to confirm eligibility.
Below are the dates when children can access the Free 2 Year Old Early Years Entitlement; an eligibility check needs to be done before your child can start, but this can be done in the funding periods below, giving you time to find an Early Years Place for your child:
- Children born from the 1st January to 31st March (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Summer Funding Period (1st April – 31st August) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st January.
- Children born from the 1st April to 31st August (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Autumn Funding Period (1st September – 31st December) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st April.
- Children born from the 1st September to 31st December (inclusive) will become eligible for the Free 2 Year Old Early Years entitlement in the Spring Funding Period (1st January – 31st March) – therefore the check can be done from the 1st September.
If you feel that your child may be eligible for 2 year old funding, please fill in the application form below and hand into a member of playgroup staff with your application form for a place. You can also follow the link below and print the outcome which can also be handed in to the plagroup staff.