Childcare Choices: Get the help that fits your family, so you can juggle work and life
Thousands of families could be saving money on their childcare costs. But some simply don’t know what support they might be eligible for. The Childcare Choices website brings together all the existing childcare offers in one place, so parents can get the help that fits their family. This could be through Tax-Free Childcare, 30 Hours Childcare, or Universal Credit Childcare. Some families might be eligible to use more than one childcare schemes together and get the most out of it.
And from next year even more help is on the way:
• From April 2024, eligible working parents in England with children aged 2 will have access to 15 hours childcare.
• From September 2024, the 15 hours childcare offer will be expanded to eligible working parents in England with children between 9 and 23 months old.
• From September 2025, eligible working parents in England with children between 9 months up to school age will have access to 30 hours childcare.

Don’t miss out on getting the support you are entitled to. Visit the Childcare Choices website to check what offer you might be eligible for and sign up to our newsletter to get the latest updates about the childcare support expansion.

Term Dates

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We are open from 7:30am – 6pm each weekday.  Our Ward End setting is currently open term time only but families can continue to receive care at our Castle Bromwich setting during school holidays.  We are closed for the last two weeks of August every year and between Christmas and New Year.

For fully funded places (15 or 30 hours) your child can attend for 38 weeks of the year.  

Our term dates are in line with Birmingham City Council term times


School Year 2023 to 2024

Autumn Term 2023

Term Starts: Monday 4 September 2023 for private children - 6th September for funded children
Half Term: Monday 30 October 2023 to Friday 3 November 2023 (Holiday Club at Castle Bromwich branch during this week)
Term Ends: Tuesday 19th December 2023.  Holiday club available at Castle Bromwich 20th-22nd December.

Spring Term 2024

Term Starts: Monday 8 January 2024 for all children
Half Term: Monday 12 February 2024 to Friday 16 February 2024
Term Ends: Friday 22 March 2024

Summer Term 2024

Term Starts: Monday 8 April 2024*
Half Term: Monday 27 May 2024 to Friday 31 May 2024
Term Ends: Friday 19th July 2024

*Closed 6th May for Bank holiday

Holiday Club available at Castle Bromwich from 22nd July to 16th August 2024.