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.