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The Governement are offering eligible two year olds up to 15 hours of early education per week, for 38 weeks (term times) from the term after your child’s second birthday. This funding will continue until your child is able to claim their three year old place, available for all children.
To qualify, the Government states that the parent/carer must be in receipt of certain benefits (the same as those for free school meals), or is a child looked after by the Local Authority or is placed in foster care. Any information provided to confirm this will go through an eligibility checking support service before a child takes up their place. This list can be found by searching the Young Southampton website.
PLEASE NOTE – not all 2 year olds will be entitled to funding, it will be the responsibility of the parent/s signing to agree to pay outstanding fees.
3 / 4 year old entitlement
The term after your child is three, they are entitled to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks. It is within your rights to split this funding with other Early Years settings. However Brook Early Years will invoice you for the full amount that is currently being paid through the LEA funding for any extra sessions that the LEA do not pay for.
30 hour entitlement
The Government are offering eligible 3 and 4 year olds an additional 570 hours per year to working parents.
To qualify, the Government states that both parents (or lone parent) must work a minimum of 16 hours per week at National Minimum or Living Wage. Self employed, zero hour contracts, parents on maternity of paternity leave, claiming Statutory Sick Pay or if one parent is employed and the other has either substantial caring responsibilities and/or a disability, or is a foster carer with their own 3 and 4 years old are also eligible.
Funding can only be split between a maximum of two settings.
If a parent loses their job, there will be a grace period where funding will continue until a pre-arranged date.
Parents are to check eligibility via the HMRC portal (or helpdesk if they are unable to get online) and provide us with their unique code. There will be one provided for each eligible child.
Those wanting to access any part of the additional funding will automatically be enrolled for the extended 46 weeks.