We can help you look for early education and childcare for your baby, toddler or child up to five years old in and around Manor Park. We can provide you with tailored information and talk you through different ways of reducing your childcare bill. As London’s only Community Childcare and Early Learning Support Hub, we are here to help you find the best place for your child and help you return to work, training or further education.

Our highly successful Childminder Network has gained national recognition. Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, visited in 2013 with Sue Gregory, Ofsted’s Head of Early Childhood, and said: “Sue and I found our conversations with your impressive child-minders particularly engaging. It was helpful to hear them talk about how the network supports them with on-going training and professional development.”

Choosing Childcare

How can I make sure I get good quality childcare?

Sheringham works closely with a network of childminders and early years settings on the following shared commitment: we try to do everything we can to make sure that each child and each family has a high-quality experience. If you want any practical guidance to help you make your choice, then you may find this information from the Family and Childcare Trust useful. You are also very welcome to contact the centre and make an appointment with a member of staff.

How can I reduce my childcare bills?

Jobcentre Plus advisers can also offer plenty of help and support. If you need financial support they can explain which benefits are available to you.

If you need childcare but are worried you can’t afford it, help is at hand.

If you participate in a Work Preparation Support scheme offered by Jobcentre Plus, they may offer up to £175 per week for 1 child and up to £300 per week for 2 or more children to cover registered childcare costs while you attend interviews or approved training.

Other sources of support with childcare costs from Jobcentre Plus may include:

  • Childcare Assist- covers childcare costs for any 5-day period in the week before you start work
  • Childcare Subsidy- childcare payments for up to one-year, for those who are returning to work for less than 16 hours per week
  • Replacement Care funds- covers childcare costs for disabled children that exceed other Jobcentre Plus support described above

Early learning and childcare options

At Sheringham Nursery School, we offer 15 hours of free early education and childcare for children aged 3 and 4 years old, and for 2-year olds who are eligible for a free place. We offer morning places and afternoon places during school termtime – and it’s all free.

To apply for a place, just drop into the centre any day between 8.30am and 4.30pm. Alternatively, you can fill out a waiting list form and use the camera on your phone to send it back to info@sheringham.nur-newham.sch.uk.

To find out if your 2-year olds is eligible for a free place you can:

Waiting List Form

More than 15 hours

If you need more than 15 hours then you might want to have a blended childcare place. Blended childcare means you buy extra hours of childcare around your free 15-hour place.

If you need flexible childcare that fits around your child’s nursery place, why not use one of our network childminders? Our network childminders work closely with the centre and offer a highly professional, high-quality service. They can drop your child off in nursery, pick your child up at the end, giving you all the additional hours you need.

To find out more about the following childcare providers please look on the Newham Families Website.