Free Early Years Provision
All children aged 3 & 4 are entitled to UNIVERSAL FUNDING either as
11 hours a week stretched funding over the year.
Some families may be eligible for 3 & 4 year old EXTENDED FUNDING, which equates to
22 hours a week stretched funding over the year.
You and your partner must be in employment (or on maternity/paternity leave or one of you is working and the other is registered as disabled or on sick leave). You must be working the minimum of equivalent of 16 hours per week at minimum wage, and the maximum you can be earning is £100,000 per person per year.
In order to check eligibility you must go online at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and complete the online form. You will receive an eligibility code which must be given to the setting in order to confirm your entitlement.
Funding is only available between 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm
2 year old funding
If you are in receipt of one of the following you are eligible for
• Income Support
Other possible eligibility
In order to receive this funding we need to see proof of eligibility, i.e. a letter from the Job Centre/Working Tax Credits which states what you are claiming, alongside your child’s birth certificate.