‘Excelsior’ - Ever Upwards           

Principal: Leica Carter 

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. An extra 570 hours of free childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total. 30 hours free childcare is available at Temple Normanton Junior Academy.

When you apply, you'll be confirming that you need childcare so that you and your partner, if you have one, can work. If your child's already in a full-time reception class in a state funded school, you won't be eligible for 30 hours free childcare


Visit the Government's webpage childcare choices to see if you may be entitled, and to make an application.


You must reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months, if you're claiming or have applied for:

You must reconfirm 3 months from the date you applied, even if you haven't started using these funding schemes yet. 

How do I reconfirm?

You will get a text and/or email 4 weeks before your reconfirmation deadline. This will prompt you to log into your childcare account.

When you're in the account go to 'secure messages'. You can access this section at any time. Check the 'reconfirmation' section to find your reconfirmation date.

You can reconfirm your eligibility up to 4 weeks before your reconfirmation date.