Broomlands Primary School

Kelso - Scottish Borders

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By Broomlands Primay School, Feb 16 2018 11:30AM

Tax Free childcare – information for parents

Tax Free Childcare is paid to help parents in work with the cost of childcare. The government will add £2 for every £8 they pay for childcare, up to a maximum of £2000 per child per year (or £4000 per year if their child is disabled). It can only be used for Registered childcare. This means a registered childminder, play scheme, nursery, or club, a registered school, or a home care worker working for a registered agency.

Parents can apply for Tax Free Childcare if:

• Their childcare provider is registered with the Scheme

• Their child is aged under 12, or under 17 if they have a disability

• They are a single parent earning the equivalent of at least 16 hours per week at the minimum wage (if under 25) or the Living Wage (if over 25)

• They are part of a couple and they are both earning this amount, or one of them is earning and the other is unable to work due to illness, disability, or caring responsibilities

• They (and their partner if they have one) are earning less than £100,000 per year

After being gradually introduced, as of 14 February 2018 Tax Free Childcare is now available for all families with children under 12 years old. They can apply now for Tax Free Childcare here.

Parents can’t receive Tax Free Childcare and Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit at the same time. They can use the government’s Childcare Calculator to find out which option is better for them: this will depend on their family circumstances.


By Broomlands Primay School, Feb 5 2018 11:09AM

Localities Bid Fund - Funky Monkeys Cheviot Area

This bid is to introduce new and exciting 'Funky Monkeys' into as many nurseries and Pre-Schools in the Cheviot Area as possible. This programme is targeted at 2-5 year olds with the aim of improving physical and mental health - it's fun, helps maintain healthy weight, improves co-ordination and social skills. Please get behind this exciting bid as we would love to see Funky Monkeys in our nursery here at Broomlands.

HOW TO VO...TE

From Thursday 1st February 2018 to Wednesday 28th February 2018 you can ......

Vote online - www.scotborders.gov.uk/localitiesbidfund

Phone - 01835826659

Email - commitygrants@scotborders.gov.uk

Please note you can only vote for a project in a locality that you live, work, volunteer or study in.

Please vote and share with as many people as you can.


By Broomlands Primay School, Nov 19 2017 06:53PM

LIVING WITH PARENTS WORKSHOP

for

P6/P7 Children and their Parents/Carers

Wed 22nd Nov & Wed 29th Nov

No one knows your child as well as you, but this workshop might help you and your child survive the challenging teenage years ahead.

The workshop will look at:

Relationship Building

Communication Skills

Building Trust

Negotiating Rules

Time: 6.15pm - 8.15pm

Venue: Abbey Row Community Centre

Refreshments will be provided.

Please tear off and return the slip below: by Friday 17th Nov

(See letter sent home with child)

For more information please contact Lesley-Anne Nevins, CLD Worker 07792381746


By Broomlands Primay School, Nov 14 2017 11:37AM

We would like to invite all members of the community, past pupils, parents, previous staff members and stakeholders to a final wander through Broomlands School. Come in and see us on FRIDAY 8th DECEMBER between 1.30pm and 3.00pm, have a look at how the school has changed over the years, look at school photos and join us for refreshments and sharing of memories of our lovely school.

We look forward to seeing you and hearing all about your memories.

By Broomlands Primay School, Oct 19 2017 12:24PM

The Parent Council would like to invite pupils

to the Halloween Disco

on

25th October 2017


P1-P3 from 6pm- 7pm


P4-P7 from 7.15pm - 8.15pm


Entry £1


All pupils must be collected by an adult.

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