Three and four year old funding
Universal 15 hours funding – ALL 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for 570 hours a year (15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year), the term after their 3rd birthday, up until they enter reception or they are Statutory school age (the term after they are five). This is known as the Universal offer of Flexible Free Entitlement
|A Child born on or between||Will become eligible for a free place|
|1 April and 31 August||1 September following their third birthday|
|1 September and 31 December||1 January following their third birthday|
|1 January and 31 March||1 April following their third birthday|
Apply for the additional 15 hours free entitlement
Eligibility for the Extended Free Entitlement is determined by HMRC through the online gateway, if you have any queries please ring the freephone number 0300 143 4097 or apply online via Chidcare Choices.
Once you have received your 11 digit code you can choose for your child to receive their early years provision from a registered provider. For more details about these providers please visit the Families First Information Service online Directory . You can also contact the Families First Information Service on 01472 326292 option 1, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook.
To keep your 30 hours free childcare place you will need to renew your eligibility every 3 months. To apply for this visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk