Dover College Offers 30 Hours Funded Childcare

21st February 18

Dover College is offering parents of children aged 3 and 4 years of age a fabulous incentive to send them to the College by giving pre-schoolers from eligible families 30 hours’ free childcare from April 2018.

The nursery is located within the Junior School and benefits from qualified teachers, fully equipped classrooms in which phonics and numeracy are taught, as well as an extensive playground and discovery garden for children to appreciate the outdoors. Children are able to join the day after their third birthday.

Gareth Doodes, Headmaster of Dover College, said: ‘I am delighted to announce the College will be offering 30 hours of free childcare to eligible families from the beginning of the Summer Term 2018. We are choosing to offer the additional free hours to enable more local children to benefit from the fantastic education our nursery provides.’

‘By offering the additional funded hours we aim to give parents a more flexible childcare solution, supporting working parents. We also provide a wide range of afterschool clubs enabling children to stay in school until 5.30pm.’

The government-funded scheme requires parents to meet certain criteria, this includes both parents must be working and each earning at least £120 a week and not more than £100,000 each a year, with full details available from the childcare service section of gov.uk.

To find out more about the co-educational independent school and what it can offer your child, call (01304) 244535 or email jsadmissions@dovercollege.org.uk.