15 Hours - Universal Funding
This information below is generic as our Nurseries are under different Councils.
Your child is entitled up to 15 hours funding the term after their second (*see below*) or third birthday. Their birthday must fall before the cut-off date in order to receive the funding for the following term. These sessions are funded by the Local Authority and are known as the ‘Free Early Education Entitlement’ (FEEE). Parents/Carers apply for the entitlement on a termly basis via the nursery.
These dates are:
– 31st August for the September – December term
– 31st December for the January – April term
– 31st March for the May-August term
Each child is entitled to 15 hours per week term time only or up to 12 hours per week all year round. To discuss your options for the using the entitlements please speak to your child’s individual nursery.
If your child is eligible for the grant, speak to the Manager to provide you with the information required.
*Two year olds may qualify for funding if their parents/carers meet certain criteria (please see details on the Local Authority website). There is an application process which must be approved by the Local Authority before funding can be given by Red Bus*