From 1st April, 1st September or 1st January, after your child's second birthday s/he may be eligible for 570 free hours if you are in receipt of one of the support payments listed above. You will be given a certificate to complete, each term, in order for us to claim your free entitlement
From 1st April, 1st September or 1st January, after your child's third birthday s/he is eligible for 570 free hours. You will be given a certificate to complete, each term, in order for us to claim your Early Years Funding.
We divide this into three hour sessions and because we are open for forty weeks you actually receive 600 free hours. These sessions are 9am-12pm (midday) and 12.15-3.15pm. Preference is given to children who wish to take whole days (8.30am-5.30pm). If you wish to have two free sessions in one day you must pay for the period from 12-12.15pm, this will cost £1.
Because we sort it out this way we cannot share your entitlement with another provider. You must claim all or none of your free sessions with us.
You can claim free sessions in September if your child's school start date is after the term begins.