Childcare and Wrap Around

Yew Tree Childcare

 

 

 

Yew Tree Childcare is part of Tudor Grange Primary Academy Yew Tree, we offer a variety of childcare services to the local community. We are open 50 weeks of the year and for most of the school INSET days. We are open from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday and we welcome all children from 2 years – 11 years old. We accept all types of funding and childcare vouchers such as 2 year-old funding, 3 & 4 year old funding, 30 hours funding, tax free childcare and childcare vouchers.  We are based in the Childcare Bungalow and in the Main School Hall, we utilise all the outdoor spaces at school to provide a variety of fun and stimulating activities. We promote a healthy eating policy which meets the National Standard, and we ensure that the snacks we provide offer the children a balanced and healthy diet.

BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS:

Children from Nursery – Year 6 can access this service and are known as ‘Saplings’.

  • Breakfast Club: We open from 07:30 am and will provide your child with a healthy breakfast and then take your child to their classroom at the start of the school day. We offer a variety of cereals, fruit, toast, spreads, and juices. The cost for a breakfast club session is £5.00.
  • After School Club: We offer three sessions which run until either 4:30 pm, 5:30pm or 6:00pm. The children will participate in a variety of craft, cooking, physical and educational activities. Snack time is between 4:00pm – 4:30pm. The cost of these sessions are £6.00 until 4:30pm, £8.50 until 5:30pm and £10.00 until 6:00pm.

LADYBIRDS AND DRAGONFLIES PRE-SCHOOL:

Pre-school is based in the Childcare bungalow. Ladybirds class is for 2 year-olds and Dragonflies Class is for 3 & 4 year olds. We are open from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. We follow a ‘planning in the moment’ approach where the children learn through play. We work with school to ensure our children are school ready before they transition to ‘school Nursery’ or ‘Reception’. We use ‘Famly App’ to inform you with your child’s progress and to update you on their day-to-day activities. Children who attend pre-school wear the school uniform which is a white polo, bottle green jumper or cardigan, grey or black trouser/skirt/dress, and black shoes, or trainers.

Ladybirds

We accept 2 year-old funding, you can apply for your funding via this link: https://eservices.solihull.gov.uk/Synergy/Live/SynergyWeb/Parents/default.aspx

You will be granted this funding the term after your child’s second birthday. We also accept children from the day of their second birthday, prices and sessions available:

  • 7:30AM – 9:00AM: £7.50
  • 9:00AM-12:00PM: £12.50
  • 12.00PM – 3.00PM: £14.45
  • 12.00PM – 4.30PM: £22.05
  • 12.00PM – 5.30PM: £24.55
  • 12.00PM – 6.00PM: £26.05

Dragonflies

The term after your child’s third birthday they will be entitled to 15 hours of universal funding, you will not have to apply for this as your child will be granted this automatically. If you (and your partner) both work, you may also be eligible for an extra 15 hours of 3 & 4 year-old funding. You can apply for this via: https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare.

Your child can attend Dragonflies if they are unsuccessful in obtaining a school Nursery place and can remain in this provision until they are of Reception age. Prices and sessions available:

  • 7:30am – 9:00am: £7.50
  • 9:00am-12:00pm: £12.50
  •  12.00am – 3.00pm: £14.45
  • 12.00pm – 4.30pm: £22.05
  • 12.00pm – 5.30pm: £24.55
  • 12.00pm – 6.00pm: £26.05

ACORN WRAPAROUND:

Your child will attend school Nursery from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Your child can then stay for a wrap-around session from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. If you (and your partner) both work, you may also be eligible for an extra 15 hours of 3 & 4-year-old funding. You can apply for this via this link: https://www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare. If you are eligible for the extra 15 hours funding (30 hours funding) you can use this 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday, term time only. You cannot use this funding flexibly outside of these hours or dates. You can choose to use less hours of extra funding, however once you have chosen a booking pattern at the beginning of a term you cannot increase the amount of funding hours you claim until the next school term. If you are not eligible for the extra funding you can pay for your child to attend extra sessions:

  • 12:00pm – 3:00 pm: £12.50
  • Hot Dinner £2.30 (payable via parent pay)
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm: £6.00
  • 3:00pm – 5:30pm: £8.50
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm: £10.00

HOLIDAY CLUBS:

We are open for most of the school INSET days, October half term, February half term, Easter holidays, May half term and 4 weeks of the summer holiday period.

We close for 2 weeks during the Christmas holidays and 2 weeks at the end of August. We usually open from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm for holiday clubs, however, for the foreseeable future we have had to change our holiday club opening times to 8:30 am – 4:30 pm due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We offer the children an array of fun and stimulating activities and healthy balanced snacks. The children attend in their own clothes and bring a packed lunch.

The prices for this service are:

  • Dragonflies, Nursery to Year 6 – 08:30am – 4:30pm: £30.00
  • Ladybirds: 08:30am – 4:30pm: £35.00.

Please find details regarding Whitsun Half Term Holiday Club.

May Half Term Booking Form 2021

Please find details regarding Summer Holiday Club.

Summer Holiday Club Letter and Booking Form.

Miss L Szilvasi is our Childcare Manager and you can contact her on 0121 704 2067 or email her on lszilvasi@yewtree.tgacademy.org.uk

WRAP AROUND AND 30 HOURS CHILDCARE PROVISION:

In addition to your funded 15 hours childcare, some parents may be entitled to an additional 15 hours totalling 30 hours of funded nursery provision. For more details about eligibility or to apply for 30 hours of free childcare, visit the government’s website at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Should you be eligible for the additional 15 hours entitlement (30 hours), this will be arranged to complement our funded 15 hours Nursery at our onsite Dragonflies Childcare facility. If you are eligible you will be issued with a code, share this code with us in order for us to claim the additional hours. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the 30 hours entitlement further, please contact Miss Szilvasi, our Childcare Manager on 0121 704 2067 or email her on lszilvasi@yewtree.tgacademy.org.uk

What if I’m not entitled to 30 hours?

Any child within the 3 to 4 year age range can attend Dragonflies, subject to places being available. Parents who are not entitled to 30 hours can book their children in and pay in the usual way. Please see our price list below.

Dragonflies:

We also offer childcare for children aged 3 upwards. This may be suitable for children who have been unable to secure a place in our school Nursery or those wanting to play, learn and make friends prior to starting Nursery. All children are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare the term after their 3rd birthday. In certain circumstances children may be eligible for 30 hours. We also offer a chargeable childcare option for any wraparound care, or any child who wishes to start after they have turned 3 and before their free entitlement begins.

2 YEAR OLD FUNDING

2 year olds may be eligible for a free childcare place of up to 15 hours per week (up to a maximum number of hours per term) if your family receive at least one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit with a gross annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 4-week run on
  • Universal Credit with net earnings below £15,400

Please follow the link for more information. https://www.solihull.gov.uk/2yearoldfunding

MEET THE TEAM:

Miss L Szilvasi            Childcare Manager

Miss B Khosla             EYFS Leader

Ms E Griffiths             Childcare Deputy Manager

Mrs A Slimm               Before and After School Club Leader

Miss S Holland           Early Years Teaching Assistant

Mrs R Egan                 Early Years Teaching Assistant

Mrs H Rathod             Early Years Teaching Assistant

Mrs C Gough               Early Years Teaching Assistant

Miss C Tomnie            Apprentice Early Years Teaching Assistant

Mrs T Parsons             Playworker

Mrs A Pakeman          Playworker

OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM:

Mrs R Bloomfield    Head of School

Miss L Szilvasi          Childcare Manager

Mrs T Parsons          Learning Support and Family Support Worker

PHOTOGRAPHS – LADYBIRDS AND DRAGONFLIES.

Ladybirds and Dragonflies