• EYEE Funding

  • Funding for 2 year olds

    Some families with 2 year old children are eligible for free early years education. To qualify for the funding you must receive 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
    • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
    • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you receive when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
    • Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit/Universal Credit and have a household income of £16,190 a year or less

     

    Children are also entitled to a place if:

    • They’re looked after by a local council
    • They have a statement of special education needs (SEND) or an education health and care plan
    • They get Disability Living Allowance
    • They have at some point been in care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

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

     

    Child’s birthday

    When you can claim

    1st  January – 31st March

    The beginning of term on or after 1st April (usually after Easter)

    1st April – 31st August

    The beginning of term on or after 1st September

    1st September – 31st December

    The beginning of term on or after 1st January

    For further information on 2 year old funding, please use this link:

    admissions.eastsussex.gov.uk/Enrol/Website/default.aspx

     

    Funding for 3-4 year olds

    All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free education a week for 38 weeks of the year (term time).

    You can start claiming the term after your child turns three.

    Child’s birthday

    When you can claim

    1st  January – 31st March

    The beginning of term on or after 1st April (usually after Easter)

    1st April – 31st August

    The beginning of term on or after 1st September

    1st September – 31st December

    The beginning of term on or after 1st January

    For example, if you child was born on 12th February then they become eligible the term after they turn three (from 1st April).

    You may have heard that the government are planning to increase the number of free hours available to parents from 15 to 30. 

    For more information see:

    www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

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