Early Years



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Early Years Funding Schemes

Your child will be entitled to receive one of the following options:

Universal Funding

From the beginning of the term after their 3rd birthday, every child is entitled to up to 15 hours free childcare per week, for the 38 weeks that make up the school academic year. This is a total of 570 hours free care, and is known as universal funding.

Extended Offer Funding

Eligible children will be entitled to receive up to 30 hours free childcare per week, for the 38 weeks of the school year.

Registering for Funding

Your universal funding (15 hours) will begin automatically the term after your child is three, so you do not need to do anything. However, in order for us to process your initial claim for extended entitlement funding (30 hours), you will need to provide us with evidence of your eligibility.

How do I know if I am eligible for Extended entitlement?

Information about the scheme and criteria for eligibility can be found online at:


You can check your eligibility here:


If you have problems accessing the system or completing your check please call the HMRC Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 1234 097


We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)  Statutory Framework and Development Matters to support children's development in the seven areas of learning. Our curriculum aims to give children the varied range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. At the end of the EYFS children are expected to have attained the Early Learning Goals.

We fully support the principle that young children learn through free play where they can explore, learn actively and engage in well-planned, purposeful activities which foster creative and critical thinking. Our Reception aged children enjoy a full day at school whilst Nursery children have the option to attend half day or full day sessions.

Apex Primary School promotes the Islamic personality development of the child. Therefore, the curriculum is delivered incorporating an Islamic ethos.


  •       Personal, social and emotional development
  •       Communication and language
  •       Physical development
  •       Literacy
  •       Mathematics
  •       Understanding the world
  •       Expressive arts and design
  •       Quranic / Islamic development