Havering

Early education and childcare places for two, three and four year olds


Havering Council are committed to supporting the delivery of the best possible early education and childcare experience for children in the borough. We offer up to 570 hours of early education and childcare places for eligible two, three and four year olds available to be taken during term time or stretched over up to 52 weeks of the year.

 

Who can deliver early education and childcare places?


Providers may be funded to deliver EEE places if they have an appropriate Ofsted grade and have signed a London Borough of Havering Directory and Funding Agreement.​

Sixteen schools and more than 150 preschools, day nurseries, independent schools and Childminders are able to offer flexible early education and childcare places for two, three and four year olds in the borough.   All early years providers and schools have their own admissions arrangements and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. 

Funded childcare can only be offered at early years settings registered with Ofsted and the Councils Early Years Planning and Organisation Team with the following published Ofsted grades.

​Settings most recent Ofsted grade Registered to deliver places to
​Outstanding ​Two, three and four year olds
​Good ​Two, three and four year olds
​Requires improvement ​Three and four year olds only
​Inadequate ​Cannot deliver funded places

What does early years look like in Havering Video


When is my child eligible for their place?

Eligible two year olds from the term after their second birthday and all three year olds from the term after their third birthday can claim their early education and childcare places directly from their early years setting or school nursery.  All four year olds are entitled to early education and childcare places immediately.

​Child is 2, 3 or 4 between ​Term eligible of EEE
​1 April to 31 August ​Autumn (starts September)
​1 September to 31 December ​Spring (starts January)
​1 January to 31 March Summer (starts April)​

 

Childcare places at Childminders, Preschool Day Nurseries and Independent schools

Parents must contact the Childminder, preschool, day nursery or independent school directly to enquire about availability for early education and childcare places.  Please go to The Havering Family Services Directory for setting details and contact information, alternatively please contact the Family Information Service on 01708 431 782 01708 431 783.

Childcare places in Schools with Nurseries

Parents must contact the schools directly to enquire about availability for early education and childcare places in their nurseries.  Please go to The Havering Family Services Directory for setting details and contact information, alternatively please contact the Family Information Service on 01708 431 782 or 01708 431 783.  

​Schools with nurseries attached Registered to deliver places to
​Broadford Primary Three and Four year olds only​
​Brookside Infant Two, Three and Four year olds​
​Clockhouse Primary Rising Threes, Three and Four year olds​
​Crowlands Primary
Two, Three and Four year olds​
​Hacton Primary Three and Four year olds only​
​Hilldene Primary Three and Four year olds only​
​Hylands Primary Three and Four year olds only​
​Mead Primary
Three and Four year olds only​
​Newtons Primary Three and Four year olds only​
​Parklands Infant ​Two, Three and Four year olds
​Oasis Academy: Pinewood Primary Three and Four year olds​ only
​Prygo Priory Academy Primary
Three and Four year olds only
​Rainham Village Primary Three and Four year olds only
​St Edward's CE Primary Rising Threes, Three and Four year olds​
St Ursula's​ RC Infant School Three and Four year olds only
​Suttons Primary Two, Three and Four year olds​
 * A child who is rising three will have their third birthday during the first term of attendance

Applications for Early Education and Childcare Places

Two Year old places

 
Parents in receipt of tax credits with an income of less than £16,190, who receive work related benefits or support under the Immigration and Asylum Act, who receive Disability Living Allowance for their child or who have a child who has been adopted from council care, subject to a Special Guardianship order or Child Arrangement Order may be eligible.  Applications must be made online and a response is provided within three working days.

Three and Four year old places

 
All four year olds and three year olds the term after the third birthday may attend an early education and childcare setting.  No application is required however you must register with the setting and take up a place when it is available.
 

Reception Class application and places

 
If your child is born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 and attends a school nursery class or PVI setting you must apply for him/her to start school in September 2016 via the eAdmissions website (please refer to page 5 for information on how to apply). 
 
Please note that attendance at a school nursery class, with a Childminder or at an early education and childcare setting on school grounds does not mean an automatic transfer to the reception class of the school.
 

Further information
Early education entitlement funding - A brief guide for parents and carers

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