Free entitlement funding

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15 hours for two year olds

Eligible families are able to apply for up to 15 hours per week of free childcare for their two year old children. This can give you more time to take up a college course or return to work, as well as give your child the opportunity to learn, play with friends, experience new activities and get ready for school.

15 hours for three and four year olds

All children are entitled to receive up to 15 hours per week over 38 weeks (term time) from the term after their third birthday as part of the Government’s early education funding scheme.

30 hours for three and four year olds

From September 2017 eligible three and four year olds will be able to apply for an additional 15 hours of childcare to support parents into work or to work extra hours should they wish.

How can I deliver the free entitlement?

For information and advice on delivery of the free entitlement funding please contact [email protected] if you are an existing FEF provider. If you are a new FEF provider please contact the Family Information Service on 020 8770 6000.

Useful Documents

All of the userful documents for FEF providers can be found in our FEF Useful Documents for Providers folder.

Further Information

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