Holmhirst Pre-School

Free Entitlement Funding Information


As your Child becomes eligible for 15hrs Free Early Learning Funding, here is some information that may help.

I hope you will find the following information useful:

·         Three and four year olds become eligible for up to 15 hours of Free Entitlement per week for 38wks per year, depending on funding notification from the DCSF.

·          Each session at this Pre School lasts for 3 hrs.

·         We offer the option of a full day to Children accessing FEL. 

·         Children become eligible for Free Early Learning Funding, the Term after their 3rd Birthday. This means that your Child can access up to 15 hours per week at this, or any other eligible provider operating this scheme. 

·         Funding is available for a maximum of 15hrs per week over a minimum of 3 days with a minimum of 2hrs taken each day, at no more than 2 settings. Please refer to Sheffield.gov.uk for further guidance.

What is available at this Pre School?

·         Sessional Provision - 3hr blocks of provision during term time over 38wks per year

·            Full Day Provision - 6hr blocks of provision during term time over 38wks per year.

Most frequently asked Questions:

  • How do I apply for the Free Early Learning Funding?

Your Pre-School / Nursery will apply for the funding on your behalf.

 

  • Can I split my Funding with another Provider?

Yes, Parents can split the Funding with one other provider.

You can only claim the Free Entitlement over a maximum of two settings (i.e Local Authority Nursery, Private Day Nursery, Pre School etc.)

 

  • How much Funding is available?

Funding is available for a maximum of 15hrs per week over a minimum of 3 days with a minimum of 2hrs taken each day, at no more than 2 settings. Please refer to Sheffield.gov.uk for further guidance.

 

  • Are there any other Charges or Monies to pay?

Only for provision outside and above your 15hr entitlement.

 

  • What if I choose to use all my Free Entitlement Funding elsewhere?

In this case, Parents will be charged for sessions at the Eligible Child Rate in line with our Fees Policy.

The current Eligible Child charge is £10.50 per session from September 2010.

 If you have any further Questions or Queries about the above information, please speak to the Pre-School Manager

Please see the Pre School Manager to book your Free Entitlement provision A.S.A.P