Do You Stretch Your Funding?

Did you know that you can use your funded hours for the full 52 weeks of the year at Tops?

Did you know that you can use your funded hours up to the full 52 weeks of the year at Tops?

The stretched offer means that rather than use 30 hours per week you would use less hours, for example rather than 15 hours it could be 11, and this can be stretched across more weeks of the year up to 52 weeks. Each local authority has different ways  that the stretched funding is delivered, so get in touch with your nursery to see how the stretched funding works in your area.

This in itself is better for the child as they then have consistency all year round and don’t have to have big gaps in their nursery routine, like the summer holidays, without being able to attend. This can also be better for you as it means that you can spread the bill over the year and not have to pay full fees if you then opted for your child to attend during the holidays.

The child benefits from a better routine, consistency, social benefits and learning opportunities. It helps them form relationships, gain confidence and prepare them for school.

Even if you are not working, this gives you the opportunity to have time to yourself or one to one time with other children.

Providing happy, nurturing childcare for the hours you need, across over 30 nursery settings in BabbacombePlymouthBournemouthCharminsterCopnorFawleyGillinghamCorfe MullenHavantLakesideLymingtonTauntonNewportPoolePortsmouthSalisburySouthseaWarehamWimborneWinchester, and Yeovil

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