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FREE FOR 3 AND 4 - FREE EARLY LEARNING FOR 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS
 

All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to Funded Early Education and can use childminders, pre-school playgroups, nurseries or children's centres who are registered with Gloucestershire County Council to deliver nursery education. The entitlement is for 15 hours per week over a minimum of 38 weeks in the year. The minimum length of a session is 2½ hours and the maximum is 10 hours in any one day. Children must remain in the provision for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to be eligible for the funding. Please note that you if you remove your child before the qualifying period, you will be liable for all costs incurred. A member of staff will provide you with the relevant form for you to apply for the funding.

When is your child eligible

You can start claiming free early education from the term following your child's 3rd birthday.
 
Birthday falls between                           3 and 4 Year Old Funding Available
1st January and 31st March                   April (Summer Term)
1st April and 31st August                       September (Autumn Term)
1st September and 31st December            January (Spring Term)

 

30 hour funding

 If your child is eligible for the additional 15 hours ( 30 hours total per week) you will need a code from the Goverment Gateway Website. You will need to register first.

Links to the Childcare Choices Website and childcare calculator website  are below

.https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

/https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator

 

 

 

Cost for sessions

If you are not eligible for funding we do still offer places.

Our rate is £10 per session ( 3 hours)

Children who stay for 30 hours can have an extra 45 minutes during lunchtime and school lunch for £2 a day or £10 a week.