Free Early Education

The Government funds 15 universal hours of Free Early Years Education to all children from the term following their 3rd birthday. 

Pre-School offers parents/carers 38 weeks funding.

Lunch sessions may be included in the 15 hours of free early education.

We deliver the universal 15 hours free early education in the following ways:-

Under 15 hours – up to 15 hours taken during sessions attended by your child. This can include lunch sessions.

15 hours and over – from 9.00am until 3.00pm. Any additional hours and lunch sessions will then be payable at the current hourly rate.

You may also be eligible to claim 30 hours of free entitlement. 

Please visit www.childcarechoices.co.uk for more information, to register and obtain your 11 digit code.  Once you have this code please pass it onto us so that we can confirm your eligibility.

The fee for childcare is £16.50 per session. This is for unfunded children and those wanting additional hours to their funded sessions.

Lunch sessions are an extra £4.12 and last for 45 minutes.

Funding for two year olds is available for some children who meet the specified criteria. If your child is eligible for this funding you will receive 15 hours free Early Years Education for your child from the term after your child turns two. To find out if you are able to claim this funding, please visit ww.kent.gov.uk/freefor2. Please advise us if you are applying for this funding or we can apply on your behalf.

Early Years pupil premium is a funding allowance that we can claim for eligible 3 & 4 year olds. Please ensure the parental declaration is completed to enable the check to be carried out to see if your child is eligible. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

We require sight of your child’s birth certificate and  parents must also complete a Parental Declaration, which will be provided by pre-school.

We request a contribution of £1 per day, or 50p per half day towards consumables for funded children.

The government funding rate for funded children is only £4.08 per hour, so £1.42 less per hour than our fees.

Your contribution towards consumables is therefore very valuable in maintaining the ongoing viability of the Pre-school.

Thankyou

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