St Christopher's RC Primary School

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

St Christopher’s Nursery: 30 Hours Free Places 

From September St Christopher’s school will offer 30 hours free Nursery places. We also offer before and after school care from 7.30am to 5.30pm. The department will be staffed by a fully qualified teacher and qualified nursery staff. 

 The additional hours will be available to families where:

 both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family);

  • each parent has a weekly minimum income equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage; and
  • neither parent has an income of more than £100,000 per year.

Those parents who do not wish, or do not qualify for the 30 Hours can still take advantage of the 15 hours free places in the morning. We will also offer paid afternoon sessions for any parents who would like their children to attend the Nursery all day but do not qualify for the free care.

 This is open to all families and the children do not have to be baptised Roman Catholics. If parents wish to apply for a place at the school they are free to do so, but the normal admissions criteria will be applied for the Reception class.

 Eligibility Checking

 The Dfe is working with HMRC to create a simple joint application where parents will enter their information and find out if they are eligible. Parents may also apply by phone to HMRC.

 A parent submits an application on GOV.UK, or over the phone and will receive an eligibility code if successful. The parent then provides the code to a childcare provider of their choice.

 If you wish to apply for a place please contact the school office and speak to the school administrator, Jill Butterworth.


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