Free Early Learning Funding

The Government provides funding for all 3 and 4 year old children to receive nursery education; they are currently entitled to 15 hours per week. Your child will qualify for this funding the term after their 3rd birthday:

Birthday 1st January to 31st March
Funding is available from the Summer Term (after Easter)

Birthday 1st April to 31st August
Funding is available from the Autumn Term (Starting in September)

Birthday 1st September to 31st December
Funding is available from the Spring Term (after Christmas)

When your child is eligible for Free Early Learning Funding you will be able to use all or part of it with us as we are a registered provider. It is up to you how much of your funding you would like to use with Ecclesall Pre-school and how much you may want to allocate to a different provider. Hours outside your funded allocation are charged at the standard fee.

We can also offer Free Early Learning for 2 years olds to eligible families, please click here for further information about eligibility.