The unique WDPS Life Skills Challenge program has been created because all children need a key skills-set in order to develop their potential and to make their life dreams become a reality.
All visitors help us to become enquirers and to learn and discover new things about the world.
Visiting 10 Downing Street helps us appreciate that the WDPS Core Values are reflected in fundamental ‘British Values.’
WDPS Cycle offsite multi-day challenges help us all to develop resilience and to become effective team players.
We develop higher-level thinking skills online by learning to analyse, synthesise and evaluate.
Our teachers appreciate that we are all unique individuals with different learning styles.
Learning is fun as our Teachers plan exciting learning experiences through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
The all–weather WDPS Mountain Bike and Running Trail helps us develop fitness, stamina and essential bike-handling skills.
We learn from different world cultures which helps shape us into well-balanced and open-minded global citizens.
In the WDPS Bushcraft Area we develop our Multiple Intelligences and self-confidence whilst learning to manage risks.
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Nursery Places In Newcastle

Looking to place your child in a nursery place in Newcastle?

Last updated Thursday 29th June 2017

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Eligibility Criteria – 30 Hours FREE Childcare

The extended free childcare entitlement will be available to parents / carers of three and four year olds from September 2017 where:

Both parents are working (or sole parent in a lone parent family) and each parent / carer earns on average:
A weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage (NMW) (for under 25 year olds) or National Living Wage (NLW) (if over 25 years old)

and

Less than £100,00 per year

Or

Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity or adoption leave or statutory sick pay;

Or

One parent is employed and the other parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring;

Or

One parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based in receipt of specific benefits.

Please note:

You do not need to work 16 hours per week, but your earning must equal at least 16 hours work at national minimum wage / national living wage.  This currently equates to a minimum income requirement for a parent/carer over the age of 25 of £115.20 a week, or for 21-24 year olds of £107.20 a week.
A parent / carer will be eligible if they expect (on average) to earn this amount over the coming three months:
For example, for a parent / carer who is on a zero hours contract, they will qualify if on average they work two weeks out of every three, and when they are working they get 25 hours of work at the minimum wage.
‘Parent’ means a person who has parental responsibility for the child.  In cases where a parent has remarried or is living with a partner, the step-parent or partner must also meet the earning threshold.
Foster carers are only eligible for the extended entitlement for their own children (if they meet the criteria); they are not eligible for children that they foster.

Register for emails about the new childcare schemes on 2017:

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/childcare-schemes-interest/welcome

For more information visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-free-childcare-10-things-parents-should-know

Government launches new schemes to help with childcare costs

Are you looking for support with childcare costs?

Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.

Use the Childcare Calculator at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to see what offers are available to support you and your family.

As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours – two new offers being introduced gradually throughout 2017, starting on 21 April with parents of children aged under four (on 31 August), and parents of disabled children aged under 17.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Here is some of the most recent positive feedback on our Nursery:

I am happy with how Sophie has progressed since joining nursery. She has a wider knowledge and is able to socialise confidently. She has settled in very well. Sophie’s attitude is nothing but positive about attending nursery and she is very comfortable with her teachers.

I am very happy with how Daniel has settled into nursery and he is so positive when he comes home full of chatter. He seems to be more confident in himself.

Sophia really loves attending nursery and really enjoys her day. We have seen a great improvement and she really loves her teachers.

Really pleased with Jayden’s progress and he really loves coming to nursery. He loves singing songs with Mrs Taylor and he has made lots of friends who he likes to talk about.

Jordan enjoys the variety of activities and he has learnt lots of new skills. He is making new friends and feels safe.

Very happy with Miya’s nursery. She has come on a long way, in the short time she has been in nursery. Brilliant staff!

Scarlett really enjoys nursery and comes home every day with new things she’s learnt. She looks forward to seeing her friends.

I am happy that the nursery is helping Riley with his needs and supporting me and Riley with his speech and language.

I am very happy with how Lilly has settled in nursery. The staff are lovely and very helpful. Lilly enjoys coming to school every day.

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Tax-Free Childcare:

10 things parents should know!

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1. You’ll be able to open an online account

2. For every 80p you or someone else pays in, the government will top up an extra 20p

3. The scheme will be available for children under the age of 12

4. To qualify, parents will have to be in work, and each earning at least £120 a week and not more than £100,000 each per year

5. Any eligible working family can use the Tax-Free Childcare scheme - it doesn’t rely on employers offering it

6. The scheme will be available for parents who are self-employed

7. If you currently receive Employer-Supported Childcare then you can continue to do so

8. Parents and others can pay money into their childcare account as and when they like

9. The process will be as simple as possible for parents

10. You’ll be able to withdraw money from the account if you want to

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