Early years funded free entitlement
We are registered for the early years funded free entitlement scheme. The funding is available for three and four year olds from the term after their third birthday (terms run 1 January to 31 March, 1 April to 31 August, 1 September to 31 December). Each eligible child is entitled to up to 15 hours a week for 38 weeks a year. We are also able to claim the free funding entitlement for 3 year olds in the term they turn 3 if they are in receipt of 2 year funding. Please see Gloucestershire County Council’s website for further information: Early years free entitlement 2, 3 and 4 year olds. The Family Information Service can advise with any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 0800 542 02 02 or 01452 427362.
If a child attends Fairford Pre-School and another setting for funded sessions then the parents can decide which setting the funding is used for. If a child attends another setting in a neighbouring county different conditions may apply, please contact the Administrator for further details.
Any hours (or part hours) not covered by the free funding will be invoiced at the current rate.
30 hours entitlement
We do not currently offer the 30 hours extended entitlement but parents are able to claim 15 hours universal entitlement with us and 15 hours extended entitlement at another setting.
Early years pupil premium (EYPP)
Additional funding is payable to early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds if they are receiving early years free funding. If a family meets at least one of the following criteria an extra £300 a year will be paid to the setting to enhance the education of the child:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- they are currently being looked after by a local authority in England or Wales
- they have left care in England or Wales through:
- an adoption
- a special guardianship order
- a child arrangement order
Please let us know if you think you may be entitled to this.