All three and four year olds in England are entitled to a free early education place for up 15 hours per week before they reach statutory school age (the beginning of the school term immediately following your child’s fifth birthday).
You can now choose whether to receive 15 hours per week term time only (38 weeks per year) or 11 hours per week all year.
This funding can be used in a variety of ways…… please check with your nursery manager for more details.
Children become eligible in the term following their third birthday as per the following dates:
Date of Child’s Birth Term in which funding starts
Before 31st March Summer Term (after Easter holidays)
Before 31st August Autumn Term (after Summer holidays)
Before 31st December Spring Term (after Christmas holidays)
Just before your child is eligible to claim the funding, you will need to supply us with a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
At the beginning of each term you shall be required to sign a Headcount Claim Form registering the number of hours per week you require.
Please ask your nursery manager for more information
More information can be found on Early Years Funding on the Devon County Councils web site- and the DFES web site.