The Nursery Free Entitlement has been introduced by the Government to provide a free early education place for all 3 and 4 year olds.
There are also 15 hours of free childcare available for 2 year olds but this is means tested and applied for by the parents to West Sussex Family Information Service.
The 3 year old funding covers the cost of 15 hours of childcare each week. Extending to 30 hours per week is available on application and the nursery will provide the information. The cost of any provision additional to the free entitlement will have to be met by the parents.
The funding will be available for children from the start of the term following their third birthday.
A child aged three by:
31 March will be eligible in the Summer Term
31 August will be eligible in the Autumn Term
31 December will be eligible in the Spring term
Funding can only be claimed for children attending nursery at the beginning of a term. If you think your child may be eligible for funding next term, you should contact us about this as soon as possible.