There is provision offered for 2 year olds here at Pentland by a playgroup separately run to the school, but based within our EYFS unit. We work closely with this provision, which helps children immensely when it comes to transition into our nursery class. They already know the building and many of the staff team.
The playgroup runs two sessions daily: 8.30am to 11.30am and 12 noon to 3pm.
All parents can apply for a place for their child within this provision for which there is a charge.
However, there are also a large number of places available for families in receipt of the Free Early Education and Care grant targeted at 2 year olds.
If you are interested in a place at the Playgroup, please contact the school office on: 01924 325305 and Mrs Valli will be happy to answer your queries and direct you through to the Playgroup staff team.
You can claim a free 2 year old place for your child if you receive one or more of the following:
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
Income related employment and support allowance
Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual household income is less than £16,191 (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs.
You must apply directly to Kirklees to claim funding for a 2 year old. More information can be found on the Kirklees website.