All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of “funded” early education each week, for 38 weeks a year. You will not be charged a fee for these “funded” hours as we are registered with Birmingham City Council to claim this funding. We will automatically claim for your child when they become eligible (the term commencing after the 3rd birthday).
Parents are required to sign a declaration each term to clarify they are not claiming elsewhere. Parents are also responsible for advising us of any change to circumstances or child’s details. Fees continue to be paid on a standing order basis but you will see the deduction of NEF being made, therefore reducing your payments.
These free places are dependent on availability, and can currently be taken between 9am and 12pm or 1pm and 4pm Monday to Friday. Any sessions outside of these hours or outside the 38 weeks of term time are charged at our normal rates.
Some 2 year olds may also be entitled to 15 hours free early education per week and we offer places to families who may need this. However, places are limited. You can get more information about this from your local Children’s Centre or Local Authority website, or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible.
We also offer 30 hours of funded early education to eligible 3 and 4 year-old children. In order to claim this you need to apply for a code. Please see www.gov.uk/30-hours-free-childcare to check eligibility or contact us for more information.