FUNDED EARLY EDUCATION ENTITLEMENT (FEEE)
“Funded 15” and “Funded 30” Hours
When your child is eligible for Funded Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) the below information explains what parents / carers must do in plenty of time before the term after your child’s 3rd Birthday.
All children aged 3 and 4 years old are entitled to the universal 15 hours funding the term after their 3rd birthday as shown below: –
|For a child born:||Eligible from:|
|Between 1 September and 31 December||1 January or beginning of Spring term following 3rd Birthday|
|Between 1 January and 31 March||1 April or beginning of Summer term following 3rd Birthday|
|Between 1 April and 31 August||1 September or beginning of Autumn term following 3rd Birthday|
From 1st September 2017 some 3-4-year olds will also be entitled to an additional 15 hour funding per week, making a total of 30 hours a week.
The government provide this based on term time only over 38 weeks of the year, so in total up to 1140 funded hours per annum.
We offer both the Funded 15 hours and Funded 30 hours over 38 weeks, together with our additional service fee, therefore giving families access to funded hours spread equally throughout the academic year and invoiced at the beginning of each half term.
For Funded 30 hours – You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity, or adoption leave, or you are unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.
You cannot get 30 hours funded childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.
The Government State to nurseries/preschools:
“You should use government funding (FEEE) to provide high-quality, flexible early education and childcare. You shouldn’t use this funding to cover the cost of consumable items, such as drinks, snacks, or additional services, such as Forest School, dance lessons, music lessons and trip and our nursery management daily communication.”
What do you as a parent / carer need to do?
- For both the universal 15 hoursor the funded 30 hours you need to sign a Bromley Early Years Parent Contract for London Borough of Bromley Council to provide us with the funding.
- You will need to provide us with your child’s birth certificate for identification purposes, when registering your child with The Garden Preschool, Hayes.
- For funded 30 hoursyou need to get an eligibility code for the additional 15 hours from the Childcare Choices website.
- You need to provide us with the Eligibility code, Child’s Date of Birth (birth certificate or passport for us to copy) and your National Insurance Number for us to validate.
- You need to sign The Garden Preschool, Hayes – Flexible Funding form. Please ask the Pre-school Manager for a copy.
Funding cannot be implemented until the above have been completed.
For further information on funding, tax-free childcare, tax credits and vouchers please visit the governments website – Childcare Choices
Parents who need assistance to apply, can call the childcare service Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097 and apply over