Al Muntada Primary Nursery

When will your nursery open?

Our nursery will open Start 3rd October

When can my child start claiming the 3 & 4 year old funding?

3 year olds will be able to start a free nursery place in September, January or April following their third birthday.

Your child’s birthday must be before:

  • 31 March will be eligible for free nursery education from Summer Term (April)
  • 31 August will be eligible for free nursery education from Autumn Term (September)
  • 31 December will be eligible for free nursery education from Spring Term (January)


These are cut off dates. If your child’s birthday is for example on the 1st January and the term starts 5th January, unfortunately their funding will not start until the summer term after Easter because they have passed the cut-off date of 31st December.

How many funded hours can my child have?

All 3 & 4 year old are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year. Your child is entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. Approved providers include child minders, playgroups, pre-schools and day nurseries that are registered and inspected by OFSTED. Parents can choose which provider they would like their child to go to as long as they have places available.

30 Hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds; who is eligible?

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How can I use my funded hours?

You are able to use the funding in the following ways:

Options Details
Option 1 15 hours free funding 8am – 11am Mon -Fri
Option 2 15 hours free funding 12pm – 3pm Mon – Fri
Option 3 2 and half day option free funding (Days flexible)
Option 4* Full time part free funding 8am – 3pm Mon – Fri


Child care required outside 15 hours can be arranged please speak to the school administrator. Half day charge (3 hours) is £14 alternatively; the hourly rate is £5 per hour.

Break down Option 4*:

Terms School Fee Funding Eligibility To be paid by parent/guardian
Full Year £3000 £2034.90 £965.10
Term 1 £1145 £678.30 £466.70
Term 2 £987 £678.30 £308.70
Term 3 £869 £678.30 £190.70


  • Please note a £50 registration fee is to be paid in addition to the above.
  • Payment for nursery must be paid in full by the date the child is enrolled into the school.


Are there any other cost?

There is a£50 non refundable registration fee. Additional cost include uniforms and top up fees if required.

Will it affect my tax credits?

Childcare costs are included in the calculations made by the HMRC to ensure you receive the right amount of credit that you are entitled too. If you already pay for childcare and claim child tax credit to cover the cost, you must notify the HMRC as soon as possible if taking up a free place reduces the cost of your childcare by £10 or more per week. You do not need to notify the HMRC if your cost does not change, for example if you use the free childcare to increase the number of hours your child attends. You will always be better off taking up a free place as tax credits only contribute to a part of full cost of childcare and not all of it.

Have the local authorities increased the entitlement from 15 hours to 30 hours?

The entitlement is currently under review and could increase from 15 hours to 30 hours a week (or 1140 hours a year) for 3 and 4 year old s with working parents. This is yet to be confirmed by our local authorities.

Do all my funded hours have to be with the same provider?

No they do not have to be used by the same provider. You cannot have more than 15 funded hours per week and you do not have to use all 15 hours if you do not want to.

Does my child have to take up an early education place?

It is up to you to decide what kind of early education, if any, is right for your child. By law, children are not required to attend any educational setting until the term after their fifth birthday. The grant is only available until your child starts school.

What are the benefits for my child?

Children benefit from early learning, we know this from research.

Good quality early learning:

  • Helps your child be happy, confident, sociable and curious
  • Gives opportunities to be active and learn through fun and play indoors and outdoors
  • Offers many activities including creative and messy play
  • Helps them become effective learners and ready for school
  • Has long term impact on their development


How do I register my child at Al Muntada Primary Nursery?

Please fill out and EYFS Admission from found online and arrange an appointment with our school secretary on 020 7471 8283 /

We look forward to speaking with you!