Free Early Years Entitlement Funding 

All children who have reached 3 years of age are entitled to 15 hours of Free Early Years Education. As of September 2017 some families will be eligible for 30 hours of free funding, this is to be means tested, children will be eligible for this if both parents are currently working over 16 hours and earning less than £100,000 a year. They can access these hours from the term after their third birthday.  These fifteen hours can be be used flexibly throughout the day, however they must be used in blocks of 2.5 hours.  You will not be asked to pay any additional charges for these hours unless you would like your child to access a hot meal at lunch time.

Some 2 year old children will also be able to access 15 hours of Free Early Years Entitlement.  However this is not yet universal and there are criteria to meet for example, if your household income is less £16,190, or you claim certain benefits, you may be entitled.  For further information please either contact the Nursery of the Family Information Service Lancashire 0800 195 0137. alternatively, you can call us at the nursery for more information.

To read more information about the free entitlement funding click here..