Diamonds Pre-school - Free Funding Available

Welcome to Diamonds Pre-school where children are treated as very special. At Diamonds pre-school, we aim to provide within our very conducive setting, an educative, fun and good child care to families. We operate from a safe and secure first floor of Edmonton Green Shopping Centre (just by the MP's office) in North London. Our pre-school gives every child the opportunity to play and learn indoors. There is also an outdoor play park a few minutes walk away from the pre-school.

Our Ofsted ReportOur Ofsted Report Diamonds pre-school runs a flexible setting. Our opening times are as follows:

  • • Opening Days: Monday to Friday
    • Morning Sessions: 9.00am – 12.00pm
    • Afternoon Sessions: 12.30pm – 3.30pm (not currently being offered)

Call us on 0790 822 5593 or email us at info@diamonds-preschool.org.uk for further details.

30 Hours Free Funding

From September 2017, Diamonds Preschool will beoffering 30 hours FREE childcare for 3 years and 4 years olds of working parents.

This DOUBLES the existing 15 hours free funding currently available for 3 to 5 year olds. Two year olds however continue to be entitled to the 15 hours Terrific Twos’ free funding – subject to eligibility.

Parents of 3 and 4 year olds also would need to meet certain criteria in order to take up the 30 hours childcare. Please call us on 0790 822 5593 for more information to enable you register your child.

Registering your Child

Diamonds Pre-school is currently registering children into the pre-school’s morning and afternoon sessions. Call 0790 822 5593 or email us at info@diamonds-preschool.org.uk for further enquiries. Depending on your circumstance, you may be eligible for government Nursery Education Funding (NEF). Download Registration FORM.

Free Nursery Education Funding

We offer free government Nursery Education Funding (NEF) for children who are 3 years and older. The funding begins the term after each child’s third birthday. Children who are not yet eligible for free funding and whose parents do not qualify to receive free funding for two year olds (the Terrific Twos Scheme) may register and pay a rate from £24.00 per session. Please click to view details of fees.. There is also a flexible option of enrolling for 5 days a week.

Free Funding for 2 Year Olds

Eligibility Criteria
You may be eligible for free funding if you receive ONE of the following types of support:
Working Tax Credit – but with an income below *£16,190 - joint income if you co-habit
Income Support
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
Assisted as an Asylum Seeker under part VI of the Immigration Act 1999

Child Tax Credit only, and have an annual income of less than £16,190 (this figure is updated each year from 6th April) - joint income if you co-habit
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.

You may also be eligible if:
If the child receives Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or if they have a current statement of Special Educational Need (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

If the child is 'looked after' by the Council. The Terrific Twos Team will need to confirm with the Looked After Children Team (LAC) if an early learning placement is appropriate for the child at this stage.

If the child has left care through special guardianship or an adoption or residence order.

What, When and Where can I get my free place?

If you're eligible, your child can access up to 15 hours of free childcare over 38 weeks of the year. All Terrific Twos sessions must be free to parents at the point of delivery and there should be no conditions attached to a free place. Any fees, for such as additional hours or lunches, must be presented clearly to you and agreed prior to your child starting at the setting.

If your child is 2 between, your funded would start: 1 April - 31 August (inclusive) - September 1 September - 31 December (inclusive) - January 1 January - 31 March (inclusive) - April

You can get a free place at Diamonds Pre-school depending on your eligibility. All parents who are approved for the offer of a free place will be contacted by a member of the Early Years Team to discuss their childcare place. If a parent needs further support with obtaining a childcare place, this support will be offered.

Funding is currently available at Diamonds for children aged 2 to 3 years. Please call us on 0790 822 5593 or come to the pre-school for further information