Free Early Education Funding
We operate a fair provision that is set out for the best interests for all children regardless of their background or circumstance. We work with the local authority to provide as many funded places as possible including:
- Free Early Education Entitlement For 2 Year Olds
- Free Early Education Entitlement For 3 And 4 Year Olds
- Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
- 30 Hours Government Entitlement
2 year old funded entitlement
We provide funding for children the term after they turn 2 years old where eligible - The provision of FEEE enables all eligible 2 year old children to receive 570 hours each year of free childcare. This can be taken for a minimum of 38 weeks, which is equivalent to 15 hours each week
15 hours FEEE per week
The provision of FEEE enables all 3 and 4 year old children to receive 570 annual hours of free childcare. This can be taken for a minimum of 38 weeks, which would equate to 15 hours a week
30 hours government entitlement
Please check if you are eligible on Childcare Choice . If you are entitled to the 30 hours from the beginning of the term following your child's 3rd birthday please speak to the manager regarding available places.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) can be applied for where applicable. EYPP was introduced from April 2015 for 3 and 4 year olds. Early Years providers will have to use this extra funding to improve the quality of education for disadvantaged children.
Please see below for information on when you need to apply for your 30hrs if you are eligible. Further information can be found on the Childcare Choices website.
You can apply outside of these recommended dates, but you might not receive your code in time. You must have a valid code by the end of the month before a new term starts. If this deadline is missed, no additional hours will be funded for the entire term, and you will be liable for all costs for the sessions you have booked.
A Local Offer gives children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families information about what support services the local authority have available in their local area.
Early Years Pupils with SEN also have a level of entitlement to High Needs Top-Up Funding, those who have special education needs or disability (SEND) who have a statement of educational needs or a Education Health and Care Plan or are eligible for disability benefits.
You can find out more about the local offer by visiting http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Leeds-local-offer.aspx
Please see following link for more information for Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) https://familyinformation.leeds.gov.uk/