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Wrap around Nursery and 30 hours childcare provision

Nursery New Starters 2020


Now you have accepted the offer of a Nursery place here at Greswold Primary School and require additional childcare

please contact Greswold Greyhounds by phone or email.


We are now taking bookings for September 2020. Our email address is we also have a direct number for Greyhounds. Our office is staffed between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Please call 0121 703 2800.


We are flexible and able to meet your childcare requirements from 7.45-6pm Monday-Friday (Term Time only). PLEASE NOTE FROM SEPTEMBER 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OUR CLOSING TIME WILL BE 5.45pm DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION.


Wrap around nursery (Mini Greyhounds)


Our wrap-around nursery service Mini Greyhounds offers parents with greater flexibility. Based in the Rainbow Room with its own outdoor space, the wrap-around service work closely with Greswold's Nursery staff to ensure a joined-up provision.


Mini Greyhounds offers planned experiences for the children based on the seven areas of learning in the Foundation Key Stage. The staff also try to follow the children's interests to engage them with their learning. The environment is arranged to cover a wide range of activities, using a variety of equipment to provide your child with opportunities to develop competencies, skills and concepts across all areas of learning. Children are active learners and we believe that learning through play is fun and having fun is conductive to successful learning!

30 hours provision


We offer ’30 hours’ here at Greswold Greyhounds. If your child has a place in our school's Nursery they are currently offered a morning, afternoon or a 2.5 days session.  Our School Nursery is continuing to offer the Universal 15 hours with parents being asked to express a preference in either taking the every morning or every afternoon option or the hours can be taken over 2.5 days, either end of the week.This means that you will receive your 15 hours which every family is entitled to.


If you are then entitled to 30 hours’ you can then take the further 15 hours with us at Greswold Greyhounds. The hours are available during the  day between 9.30 am-3.30 pm term time only.  Before and After School care is available as a seamless service at an additional cost. Anything extra on top of your entitlement you can just book and pay for. Please contact us for further details and to discuss your childcare requirements.



How do I know if I am eligible for 30 hours of free childcare?


You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:


  • in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave
  • each earning at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week - this is £125.28 if you’re over 25


This earnings limit does not apply if you’re self-employed and started your business less than 12 months ago.


You’re not eligible if:


  • your child does not usually live with you
  • the child is your foster child
  • either you or your partner has a taxable income over £100,000
  • you’re from outside the EEA and your UK residence card says you cannot access public funds


For more details about eligibility or to apply for 30 hours of free childcare, visit the government's Childcare Choices website.


It is your responsibility to come to us with your ‘code’ in order for us to claim the additional hours. If you are unsure about 30 hours and if you may be entitled then please contact us.


Please speak to Abby Hall, Extended Services Manager on 0121 703 2800 to discuss how we can deliver the additional 15 hours childcare for your child in Greyhounds.

What if I’m not entitled to 30 hours?


Any child within the 3 to 4 year age range can attend Greswold Greyhounds, subject to places being available. Parents who are not entitled to 30 hours can just book their children in and pay in the usual way. See our prices page for more information.


Rising 3s

We are now offering childcare for children after their third birthday within Greswold Greyhounds. This may be suitable for children who have been unable to secure a place in our school Nursery or just wanting to play, learn and make friends prior to starting Nursery.. Some children start with us just after their third birthday and childcare is chargeable. The term after your childs third birthday we can claim the 15/30 hours childcare funding and parents/carers can pay for any additonal childare on top if required..


We are finding our 'Rising 3's' offer is really popular and we are having lots of new little potential Greswold Pupils starting in Mini Greyhounds. Parents have commented on how much more settled the children are with the transition into School Nursery having been in Greyhounds and becoming familiar with the school environment..