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Funded Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 Year Olds – Parent Information

Some two year oldsare entitled to 15 hours of Funded Entitlement (FE) per week over 38 weeks per year.This is known as TWO YEAR OLD FUNDING

All 3 and 4 year oldsare entitled to 15 hours of Funded Entitlement (FE) each week, over 38 weeks per year.

  • You can claim less than the 15 hours if you do not wish to access your full FE
  • A maximum of 10 hours can be claimed in any one day.
  • Your child can attend a maximum of two sites in a single day

Eligible Date of Birth Ranges for Two Year Old Funding and Universal funded entitlement

A child who is 2 or 3 in:

Can have their funded place from:

January, February or March

The start of the summer term

April, May, June, July or August

The start of the autumn term

September, October, November or December

The start of the spring term

Some 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to an additional 15 hours of Funded Entitlement. This is known as 30 HOURS FUNDED ENTITLEMENT

  • To find out if yourchild is eligible to claim the 30 Hours FE you must go online and apply to the government website: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
  • If your child is eligible you will receive an eligibility code which will MUST be taken to your chosen provider and entered onto the Parental Declaration Form before your child takes up a 30 hours place.
  • You may receive an eligibility code before your child is 3 but they can only start claiming their 30hours place in the term following their 3rd birthday or the term following the date when the eligibility code was issued (whichever is the later)

Child will be funded from the:

Child turns 3 between:

Eligibility code issued in month:

Summer term

Autumn term

Spring term


April, May, June, July or August


Sept, October, November or December


January, February or March


April, May, June, July or August


Sept, October, November or December

January – March

January, February or March


April, May, June, July or August


Sept, October, November or December


January, February or March

Additional Funding

Some 3 and 4 year olds may also be entitled to other benefits as follows:


This is an additional sum of money paid to childcare providers for children of families in receipt of certain benefits including:

  • Income Support/income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance/income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child is ‘looked after’ by a local authority in England or Wales, or
  • Child has left care in England or Wales through an adoption, a special guardianship order or a child arrangement order

The funding will be used to enhance the quality of your child’s early years’ experience by improving the teaching and learning and facilities and resources, with the aim of impacting positively on your child’s progress and development. For more information, please speak to your childcare provider.

  • In order for us to check your eligibility for EYPP, the personal details of the main benefit holder need to be completed under the EYPP section of the Parent Declaration Form.


DAF is paid to the child’s early years setting as a fixed annual rate of £615 per eligible child. If your child attends more than one provider, you will need to nominate the main provider where the local authority should pay the DAF on the DAF application form.

  • 3 and 4 year old children who are in receipt of child Disability Living Allowance and are receiving Funded Entitlement are eligible for the Disability Access Fund .
  • You will be required to provide evidence that your child is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance


If your child has special educational needs (SEN), speak to your provider who may be able to

access some additional funding to support your child in their Early Years setting.


For further information about 15 hours or 30 hours childcare, Tax Free Childcare, Tax Credits, Universal Credit for Childcare, Childcare Vouchers and Support while you study, go to: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/


For all children aged between 9 months to 5 years we follow the EYFS guidelines when setting up provision and assessing the children’s learning and developmental progress.

These guidelines are used to ensure that children are getting the best out of the learning opportunities that we provide in a safe and enriching environment.

Please view the link below to access in depth information about the EYFS.


The playwork principles

The principles are based on the recognition that children and young people’s capacity for positive development will be enhanced if given access to the broadest range of environments and play opportunities. Please click on the link below to find out more about the individual principles that we follow.



Rebecca Calvert is SENCO for the setting. She liaises with parents/carers, attends regular meetings and updates essential information and care plans for children with additional needs. Rebecca supports children holistically whilst attending the setting and when transitioning from/to another childcare providers/school.


Danielle Jackson is our inclusion coordinator who monitors continuous provision and the well-being of the children to make our setting a welcoming and accessible place for all children.

Setting policies

All policies and procedures that are adhered to within the setting can be found on site and any parents/visitors are welcome to view them at any time. All staff follow policies and procedures at all times and are made aware of them during induction and at regular staff meetings. All policies are reviewed annually.