Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


 Early Years Entitlement - 15 and 30 hours

Every child is entitled to 15 hours a week Early Years Funding starting the term after their third birthday and we strongly encourage parents to use all of the 15 hours.   

From September 2017 parents of three and four year olds who meet the following criteria will be eligible for 30 hours free childcare:

  • They earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months. This equates to £120 a week (or c.£6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or£112.80 a week (or c.£5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old.  his applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hours contract.
  • The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work.
  • Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave.
  • Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work.
  • Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (i.e. they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months.
  • If a non-EEA national, the parent must have recourse to public funds.

To claim the 30 hours parents must provide the school with a code and their national insurance number.  

To see if you are eligible and to register and receive a code you will need to use the governments childcare services website at 

Nursery Session Times

September 20 Update

Due to Covid 19 we are currently unable to offer extended session times.  Only the times in red are available until further notice. 

Options available are:

Session Time

Number of Hours

  8.00am – 12.00pm

  4 hrs

  8.00am – 1.15pm

  5.25 hrs

  8.00am – 3.30pm

  7.5 hrs

  8.00am – 4.30pm

  8.5 hrs

  9.00am – 12.00pm

  3 hrs

  9.00am – 1.15pm

  4.25 hrs

  9.00am – 3.30pm

  6.5 hrs

  9.00am – 4.30pm

  7.5 hrs


 If you would like hours on top of your 15/30 funded hours they can be purchased at £4.00 per hour. 

Occasional One Off Extra Sessions – To be Booked in Advance

Occasional extra sessions on top of your contracted hours (e.g an extra afternoon one week) must be booked and paid for in advance by the Friday before the week they are required. This is to ensure we have correct staffing ratios and can plan appropriate activities.

Payment for Additional Sessions

Occasional extra sessions will need to be paid for at the time of booking. Fees paid for sessions not taken due to sickness, holidays or for any other reason are not refundable.

Nursery Sessions - 2 1/2 Year Olds

We can accommodate four children from the age of 2½ in each session.  The cost for this is £4.00 an hour paid half termly in advance. Parents must inform the Nursery, as far in advance as possible of any dates on which your child will not be attending the nursery. No refund will be given in the event of the child’s absence due to illness or for any other reason. This is because the nursery has to reserve a place for the child with appropriate staffing in advance.

Please ask in the school office for session times.