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Friday 09 December 2016

Deputy Le Tocq is in London today attending the Global Tax Transparency Summit, organised by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee alongside delegations from Jersey and the Isle of Man.

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Thursday 08 December 2016

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Wednesday 07 December 2016

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Pre-Schools

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Pre-school education in the Bailiwick is predominantly provided by the private sector.

High quality early years experience provides a firm foundation on which to build future academic, social and emotional success.

The law currently requires children who reach the age of five before 1 September in a particular year to attend school for the next academic year. However, we have agreed that children who reach the age of four years on or before 31 August may also start school from the beginning of the academic year, if accommodation and staffing levels allow.

These four and five year olds are accepted into their catchment school's Reception or Year 1 classes depending on their age (see our school admissions policy).

Many children attend private pre-schools before starting school.

All pre-schools will work within the Early Years Quality Standards Framework from January 2017. A copy of the Framework is available to download from this page. Settings are currently working within the Minimum Standards for Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools, also available on this page.

From January 2017, all three to four-year-olds will be entitled to free, quality, pre-school provision for up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year (term time only), supported by the States of Guernsey (NB this entitlement will be available on a two-term trial basis with possible changes from September 2017 to be agreed by the States of Guernsey).

This entitlement is being delivered through a partnership with private providers.

The Assembly agreed to the funding for the implementation of the entitlement following a debate in November 2015. The proposals were amended with regards to the detail of funding sources and a cap set on entitlement to only those with a joint household income of under £150,000. 

Please read a copy of the Parent/Carer leaflet available from this page on how to apply for your free pre-school entitlement.

A list of pre-school and day nurseries who will offer the entitlement is also available on this page.

You can also access a wealth of supporting information about pre-school provision including a number of key performance indicators.

Downloads

FAQ Fact Sheet for Parents/Carers re Jan 2017 entitlement Development Matters - Guidance for Early Years Foundation Stage SEY CPD Diary Autumn 2016 Parent/Carer leaflet - applying for 15 hours free pre-school entitlement for 3-4 year olds List of pre-school providers signed up to 15 hours entitlement Nov 2016 Parent/Carer Declaration Form - Free Early Years Funding Early Years Quality Standards Framework 2016-17 Key Performance Indicators for Pre-School Guernsey Minimum Standards for Day Nurseries HSSD Guernsey Minimum Standards for Pre-Schools (sessional care) HSSD

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Early Years Service

Le Rondin School & Centre,  Rue des Landes,  Forest,  Guernsey,  GY8 0DP

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01481 268313