Early Education Funding for 3 and 4 year olds

EARLY EDUCATION FUNDING (EEF) explained for children of 3 and 4 years old

Your child will receive nursery funding in the term after they are 3 years old. Richmond council pay by the term regardless of whether the nursery is term time or all year round.

Funding is access as part of a longer session which includes chargeable hours.

In all cases the funded hours are delivered free and all other fees are associated  with hours delivered  in excess of funded hours as top up fees.

Your child is entitled to  funding the term after their third birthday. Their birthday must fall before the cut-off date in order to receive the funding the following term. These dates are:

  • 31st August for the September – December term
  • 31st December for the January – April term
  • 31st March for the May – August term

We will give you a form to complete and we will do the rest!

What am I entitled to?

Each child of 3 and 4 years old is entitled to a total of 15 funded hours per week.

However, from September 2017, eligible families can claim for an additional 15 hours. To see if you are eligible for the 30 hours :  www.childcarechoices.gov.uk  .