FEES & FUNDING

Free childcare and education for 2 year olds

570 hours of free early education per year (equating to 15 hours over 38 weeks per year over the three academic terms or 11 hours per week over the full year) are available for those children who are eligible.

A child will be eligible for two year old funding the term after their second birthday.

The following dates show which term your child will be eligible for Free Early Education Entitlement:

A child born on or between Will become eligible for a free place from
1 January and 31 March 1 April following their 2nd birthday
1 April and 31 August 1 September following their 2nd birthday
1 September and 31 December 1 January following their 2nd birthday

Free childcare and education for 3 to 4-year-olds

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England receive 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This equals 15 hours over 38 weeks per year over the three terms or alternatively, 11 hours per week over the full year.

The following dates show which term your child will be eligible for Free Early Education Entitlement.

A child born on or between Will become eligible for a free place from
1 January and 31 March 1 April following their 3rd birthday
1 April and 31 August 1 September following their 3rd birthday
1 September and 31 December 1 January following their 3rd birthday

 

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30 hours free childcare and education

Eligible working families are able to access an additional 15 hours of free childcare for their 3 or 4 year old child, in addition to the current 15 hours of universal free early learning entitlement. Extended entitlement is also referred to as the additional 15 hours, or 30 hours.

The following dates show which term your child will be eligible for 30 hours Free Early Education Entitlement.

The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.

Child’s birthday When you can claim
1st January to 31st March 1st April following the child’s third birthday
1st April to 31st August 1st September following the child’s third birthday
1st September to 31st December 1st January following the child’s third birthday

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare. We are pleased to inform you that Balfour Nursery is part of the Tax – Free Childcare scheme.

Follow the link below for further information on all available Government help with childcare costs for parents:

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

If you have any queries about fees and funding entitlement, please contact our Nursery Manager on 020 8553 1886

Information For Parents

What our Mums & Dads think about Balfour Nursery!

I really want to thank to each and every teaching staff of the nursery. This is the place
where my daughter spent almost a year before her primary school and we could see
her growth in every aspect. We could really felt the effort and affection from the
teachers that brings smile to my little one. Thank you!!

Parthapratim – Shritirtha’s Dad (2019) 
Parthapratim – Shritirtha’s Dad (2019)

Balfour nursery is excellent. I cannot rate them highly enough. My daughter has very complex medical condition requiring a lot of extra care. Dawn, Harvinder and the whole team went the extra mile for my little princess. I remember they organised an out of hours training session for ALL the staff so the they could all be aware of what to do with my daughter.

I was so reassured. I am sure without Balfour and their meticulousness with Oumy; I would not have managed to keep a full time job.
My mind was at ease when she was in nursery. Sometimes they would do even better than I. They helped her reached her milestones and documented everything. I am so very impressed and pleased with how Oumy has been cared for.

Dear parent, if you are in the Ilford area and your heart is swinging between two or more nurseries, go to Balfour without any hesitation. They are just top notch.

Diarra (2019)  
Diarra (2019)

Both of my kids went to this nursery and I was always happy with the way the staff took care of them. They were always so supportive and encouraged my kids to develop their learning skills especially towards the end when preparing to go to ‘big’ school. Meals are provided with snacks in-between, so you are assured your child is fed throughout the day. The staff  were always so supportive if you have questions about your wellbeing as a parent and that of your child. I would highly recommend them as they are one of the few in the area with early and late opening times, which is good for working parents especially seeing as it is literally minutes from the train station.

Elsie Khai and Makena’s mum (2019)
Elsie

My boy is so happy; he has developed so well since starting, I’m so proud. If I had another child they would definitely be attending.

Ameens’s mum (2019) 
Ameens’s mum (2019)

My child in 2 month has learnt, new words, eating more with a spoon and sits up at the table. He has become more sociable. He just seems  happier in social activities now. Very well managed team, who create a great environment for both child and parent.

Dylan’s mum (2019) 
Dylan’s mum (2019)

OPENING TIMES

Monday        7.30am to 6.30pm

Tuesday       7.30am to 6.30pm

Wednesday  7.30am to 6.30pm

Thursday      7.30am to 6.30pm

Friday           7.30am to 6.30pm

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CONTACT DETAILS

Address:
7 Balfour Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 4HP

Telephone:
020 8553 1886

Email:
info@balfournursery.com

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