Parent Information

Parent Information Pack

 

Early Years Funding

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year.

The Pre School can claim this funding for you, all you need to do is complete a funding form at your child's induction. You will be asked to sign this form at the beginning of each term which state how many hours you are claiming for.

 

Funding can be split between childcare providers

 

3 to 4-year-olds

You can start claiming free childcare after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

 

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

 

Example Your child was born on 15 February 2012. They can get free early education and childcare from the start of term following 1 April 2015.

 

We take children from 2.5 years depending on our availability and child's date of birth in relation to our intake times.

 

Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.

 

2-year-olds

Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare.

You must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Children are also entitled to a place if:

  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

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

 

 

Two Year Old Funding

For further information, please contact the 2 year funding team at RBWM by:

 

Email: 2yearoldfunding@rbwm.gov.uk

Telephone: 01628 685959

Two Year Old Funding - Early Years - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF


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