FAQ

The Brenda Blakemore Community Centre, Davies Close, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9LJ

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00am – 12.00pm (morning session)
12.00pm – 2.45pm (afternoon session)

Friday
9.00am – 12.00pm

Yes, our OFSTED No. is EY546122. You can view our most recent Ofsted report on their website.

Our prices are as follows:
  • Half days £20
  • Full days £35

These are paid per half term.

Bank Transfer is preferred please, but we will accept cash or cheque.

We do have a uniform available but it is not compulsory.

Your child will need a packed lunch if they attend Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. During morning sessions, your child will be offered milk and water together with a biscuit, if they eat fruit please provide this in a small plastic container with a lid. Water is available for the children at all times.

We are a sessional setting.

Free Funding for Two year olds – Two year old funding is available to parents in receipt of income related benefits on a low income, the term after their second birthday  for Looked After Children and children with special guardianship, child arrangement or adoption order in place, for children who receive Disability Living Allowance and those with a current statement of SEN or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Free Funding for Two year olds – Two year old (universal entitlement) will be available from April 2024 for all 2 year olds whose Parents meet the criteria. Parents will need to earn the equivalent of 16 hours a week minimum wage and less than £10,00 per year. If you are entitled you will be given a code to pass on to your provider, this will need to be recomfirmed every three months. To find out if you are eligible please go to the websites listed below.

Free funding for Three and Four year olds – 15 hours (universal entitlement) – All three year olds from the term after their third birthday and all four year olds are eligible for up to 15 hours term time, or 10/11 hours a week over up to 52 weeks of the year of early education and childcare funding. Parents do not need to apply online for three and four year olds, but should contact the childcare providers directly to find out about vacancies, fees and contract arrangements.

Free funding for Three and Four year olds – 30 hours (extended entitlement) – Working parents (both parents in a couple or a single parent) of three and four year olds may be eligible for an extended 15 hours of childcare for their three and four year olds. Each parent must work on average 16 hours a week at National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW) and each parent earns less than £100,000 per year. Families will remain eligible if one parent is working and the other has a disability or substantial caring responsibilities. A parent is away from work temporarily (sick leave or maternity/adoption leave). A grace period has been put in place by government to assist parents whose employment circumstances change.

Eligible children can access their 30 hours place from the term following their third birthday or the term following the date, on which they received their code, whichever is the later. Parents must have their codes verified in advance of the term that the child intends to take up a 30 hour place. Parents can reserve a place for their child with their provider prior to the code being checked, but the code must be verified before the child can take up their place. Parents must reconfirm their eligibility every three months via their Childcare Service Account.

All information regarding funding can be found on www.havering.gov.uk/www.childcarechoices.co.uk

Yes, you will need to contact the setting to confirm their place.

We have an open door policy so if you would like to visit our setting to look around. Please contact Sue on 07494 301024 or email her at sue@chandlerschatters.co.uk for any information.

Go to www.havering.gov.uk click on school admissions then apply for infant/junior/primary school place for 2018. Applications open 1st September 2017 and you must apply by December 2017.

Due to regulation and for the childrens’ safety, the use of mobile phones is prohibited while on the premises.