2 Year Old and 3 Year Old Funding
- All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early learning and childcare per week (for 38 weeks of the year).
- Some 2 year olds are also eligible for FEEE funding provided they meet the governments criteria’s.
- This funding is offered in line with Leicestershire’s school term time.
- his entitlement begins the term after your child’s third birthday.
When is a Child Entitled to Funding?
A child born between: 1st April and 31st August
Will be eligible for a free place from: The start of the Autumn Term following their 3rd birthday until statutory school age.
A child born between: 1st September and 31st December
Will be eligible for a free place from: The start of the Spring Term following their 3rd birthday until statutory school age.
A child born between: 1st January and 31st March
Will be eligible for a free place from: The start of the Summer Term following their 3rd birthday until statutory school age.
Rules or Limitations
- You can take no more than 10 hours in any one day.
- You can’t use less than 3 hours in any one day.
- You can’t access your 15 hours in this setting before 8.00 am or after 6.00 pm.
- If you take your full 15 hours, you must take these over at least 2 days per week.
- You can spread your 15 hours free entitlement between a maximum of 2 settings, providing they operate for at least 38 weeks per year. Leicestershire County Council will determine how your payments are split between the two providers.
- Your child must be in attendance for all of the funded time claimed for by your early years provider, unless there is a valid reason such as illness or holiday. You may be liable to pay any losses incurred by the provider if your child is consistently not in attendance for funded time.
- If a provider does not open for the full 38 weeks a child should not attend another provision for the remaining weeks. The Local Authority is not at liberty to ensure provision for that child for the remainder of the weeks. Parents need to ensure they are fully aware of the terms & conditions of the individual settings including opening times & what FEEE they can provide.
- Parent Statements of Undertaking must be signed and accompanied with a copy of the child’s birth certificate before the setting can claim for FEEE funding.