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Stone Parents have 30 days to claim 30 hours’ childcare

Childcare choices

The deadline is fast approaching for Stone parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. To claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk by December 31, but if they want everything in place for January they should ...

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Spaces Available at Manor Hill Nursery

The on site nursery at Manor Hill First school and is being extensively refurbished over the Summer break, and has spaces for September in both the 2-3 and 3-4 Year old provision. Up to 30 hours childcare is available. Pupils receive high quality daily Phonics and Mathematics sessions in a purposeful and creative environment and have the opportunity to experience all areas ...

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Free Childcare Scheme Gains Popularity

Staffordshire Employers are trialling a scheme offering 30 hours free childcare for some families, a year earlier than the rest of the country. After Staffordshire successfully bid to be one of the eight countrywide pilot schemes, there are 415 places to be allocated to local families, each receiving 30 hours free for 3 and 4 year old children. They are ...

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Free childcare scheme doubled to 30 hours

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Stone families will be among the first in the country to be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare every week. Three and four-year-olds already receive 15 hours’ free childcare to help prepare them for school, while making it easier for parents to work. Now the Government is funding an expansion to 30 hours a week and has chosen Staffordshire as ...

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Halloween half-term holiday club at Giggles & Wiggles

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Giggles & Wiggles’ half-term Forest School holiday club for children in Stone has a suitably spooky theme this October. Youngsters will be carving pumpkins, tackling spider web obstacles, making witches’ broomsticks and ghost bird feeders, modelling scary faces from clay, cooking a witch’s broth on the camp fire and much more. Friday 30th October also sees a special Halloween party day at ...

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Outdoor fun at Forest School holiday club

Giggles and Wiggles’ forest school holiday club is perfect for little ones who just love the great outdoors! Running throughout the seven-week summer holiday, the club is run by Forest School qualified leaders, with the emphasis firmly on getting outside and having fun, in a safe and supportive environment. Each week has a different theme, with a host of activities ...

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Forest School holiday club for Easter

Giggles and Wiggles in Stone is holding its Forest School activity club over the Easter holidays. The holiday club will run from Tuesday 7th – Fri 10th April and again from Monday 13th to Friday 17th April. Activities will include an Easter egg hunt and making Easter bonnets using natural resources; making egg cress heads; making camp fires; trips to Downs Banks and ...

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