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Free Early Education Entitlement 2,3 & 4 year olds – term time only

Children are entitled to up to 15 hours per week childcare for 38 weeks of the year (school term) from the term after their third birthday, as follows:

Date of birth Between Start FREE
1 September – 31 December Following January
1 January 0 31 March Following April
1 April – 31 August Following September

We do not require a registration fee or deposit for children only accessing FEEE sessions. Places are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of 10 hours may be taken in any one day, 15 hours may be taken across 2 or more days.

These sessions only run during the FEEE term and your child will not be expected to attend outside of term time.

Session Session Time Hours per session
30 Hours free 9am – 3pm 30 (5 session per week)
5 Hours AM 8am – 1pm 15 (up to 3 sessions per week)
5 Hours PM 1pm – 6pm 15 (up to 3 sessions per week)
3 Hours Am 9am – 12pm 15 (up to 5 sessions per week)
3 Hours PM 12pm- 3pm 15 (up to 5 sessions per week)

Alternatively, if you wish your child to attend for more than the 15-hours FEEE provision we will only charge for the additional sessions. These additional paid sessions will be charged 51 weeks of the year. All 10 hour and 5 hour funded sessions can also be taken during holidays and will be charged at our usual rates.

Breakfast, snacks and lunch are provided free during the sessions.


Before your child can attend funded sessions, we require a completed FEEE registration form (available from the Nursery administration department) in addition to your child’s birth certificate or passport. This registration form only needs to be completed once. At the start of every term, we also need you to complete a ‘Declaration of Attendance’ form.

The Nursery manager will explain all the details to parents of our policy and any funding options available when you visit the nursery or on registration of your child’s nursery place.

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