Useful Information

Tax-Free Childcare

Posted April 25th 2017


Tax-free childcare is a government scheme that allows all eligible parents of children under 12 - or 17, if your child has a disability - to open an online account to pay for childcare. For every £80 you pay in, the government will pay in an extra £20. The eligibility criteria for Tax-Free Childcare is broadly the same as for 30 hour offer. You can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay here at Croston Pre-School Nursery.

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Further Information on Help with childcare costs can be found at:

Signing Up For The 30-Hours

Posted April 25th 2017


You will be able to apply for both the 30-hour offer and tax-free childcare using a single application available online via The Childcare Service

To complete the application, you will need to provide details such as your name, address and national insurance number, as well as whether you expect to meet the income requirements over the next three months and whether you are in receipt of any benefits.

If you live with a partner, you will need to provide the same information for them as well. This will enable HMRC to decide whether your child is eligible for the 30 hours (as well as tax-free childcare). If you are eligible, you will be given an 11-digit code that you will need to bring to the pre-school along with your national insurance number and your child's birth certificate. We will then use the government's eligibility checking system to check the code is valid. If it is, we will be able to book your child's place.

You will need to confirm your eligibility every three months and will receive a reminder text message or email from the government before the deadline. If you give false information about your eligibility, you could be fined up to £3000.


Early Years Foundation Stage

Parents guide on what to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage and when:

EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended1.pdf (

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Information for parents

Parent Guide: Characteristics of Effective Learning | Famly

Keeping under Fives safe On-line

Parents information 

Resources for 3-11s | Safer Internet Centre

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Oral Health

Parents guide to  oral health

Children's teeth - NHS (