Early Years Single Funding Formula
The Early Years Single Funding Formula entitles every 3 year old (the term after their 3rd birthday) to 15 hours of free nursery education a week.
- No session longer than 10 hrs.
- No session shorter than 2.5 hrs.
- Not before 8am or after 6pm.
- The full 15 hrs can be taken over 2 days or more but no more than 10 hrs in 1 day.
- A maximum of 2 providers.
Please note that the 15 hours of funding is for 38 weeks a year and we are open for 39 weeks, so there is one week a year that is non-funded. Any hours over and above the free 15 hours a week will be charged at an hourly rate of £4.70 an hour.
Here are some examples of how the funding works:
Cost to Parent
|A child attends three mornings 9:00 – 12:00||9 hrs free|
|A child attends five mornings 8:30 – 13:00 = 22.5 hrs.||15 hrs free. Charged for 7.5 hrs @ £4.70 = £35.25 a week.|
|A child attends three full days 9:00 – 15:30 = 19.5 hrs.||15 hrs free. Charged for 4.5 hrs @ £4.70 = £21.15 a week.|
|A child attends two full days 8:30 – 16:00||15 hrs free.|
|A child attends one full day 8:30 – 16:00||7.5 hrs free.|