Free funded places for 3-4 year-olds
From the first term when the child turns 3 years old the government will fund 570 hours per year. This can be morning and afternoon session of 11hours 45mins per week over 48.5 weeks approximately.
Some 2 years old are eligible please see below.
At Fisherfield Childcare we have a variety of sessions:
|AM Session||7am – 12.45pm|
|PM Session||1pm – 6pm|
|All Day||7am – 6pm|
Subject to availability.
Please enquire and our staff will be able happy to assist and inform you of our availability, we can offer more sessions than your free entitlement and these will be deducted from your entitlement and invoiced to you.
For free funded places the council ask you complete a ‘Parental Agreement’ form each term and should you wish to end the agreement please allow one month written notice.
When can you claim?
|Child’s birthday||When you can claim|
|1 January to 31 March||the beginning of term on or after 1 April|
|1 April to 31 August||the beginning of term on or after 1 September|
|1 September to 31 December||the beginning of term on or after 1 January|
Some 2 year-olds can have free funded places from the first term when the child turns 2 years old.
The parent or carer must be getting one of the following:
Children are also entitled to a place if:
Please check with your local council on this link https://www.gov.uk/find-free-early-education
You may choose to have two providers for your free entitlement, we offer sessions 51 weeks of the year. Please ensure you let us know how much you need Fisherfield Childcare to claim on your behalf.
You may wish for your child to have meal with us and this a great opportunity for them to socialise with other children. There is a charge for the home cooked styled meal or you might prefer pack lunches.
This was correct at the time of writing and written in good faith, please refer to https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs for the latest information.
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Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
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