30 Hours Free Child Care
As you have been made aware, the Government will be offering all 3 and 4 year old's 30 hour funding from September 2017. Howe Dell School and Howe Dell Day Care are working in partnership, following responses from the Day Care questionnaire, to look at how this could work.
A meeting to discuss the 30 hour funding has been held between Head Teacher of Howe Dell School, Debra Massey, and our Early Years Foundation Stage Team. Next, we will be consulting with our School and Day Care Governing Body.
Thank you for your patience and we will keep you updated with any developments.
For more information please visit the Department of Education website https://www.gov.uk/browse/childcare-parenting
Howe Dell has a 60 place Nursery which runs both morning and afternoon sessions. Each child is entitled to 5 free half day sessions per week. Parents of pre-nursery and nursery age children will each receive their Nursery packs automatically from Hertfordshire County Council. This contains information on how to apply online or by post for their place. It is important to ensure forms are returned by the date given.
'Starting School' packs are sent out automatically by Hertfordshire County Council to families who have children due to start Reception class. Howe Dell uses the LEA's criteria for Admissions to Primary Schools as the basis for the allocation of parties. As of September 2011 there will be changes to the admission of children starting Reception class. There will now be only one intake per year, in September, for Reception pupils. We have 60 places in our Reception Year.
For any enquiries about in-year admissions or to place your child on the waiting list for Howe Dell please contact Admissions at Hertfordshire County Council on 0300 123 4043.
Please note Howe Dell does not keep a waiting list, allocations are made by Hertfordshire County Council Admissions team.
Visiting Howe Dell
We always welcome visitors to Howe Dell. Whether it be parents/carers, prospective pupils or visitors from the community, all are welcome. We have Visitors' Days on the last Friday of every month which includes the chance to view a whole school assembly at 9am followed by a tour by Year 6 pupils and the opportunity to ask the Head any questions you may have.
Please book in advance via the School Office on 01707 263291 ext 0.