Free Early Education

 

FREE EARLY EDUCATION (FEE): The following information details how your child can access their FEE hours at Lyminge Pre-School.

FREE EARLY EDUCATION and ADDITIONAL FEES: All children become eligible for Free Early Education the term after they become 3. Some 2 year olds may also be eligible for funding.  Parents/carers are asked to check with the manager to find out if their child qualifies or access the following link to apply online:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/childcare-and-pre-school/free-childcare/free-childcare-for-2-year-olds

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/childcare-and-pre-school/free-childcare/free-pre-school-for-3-and-4-year-olds

A child is eligible for FEE at the start of the term after their second (if eligible), or third birthday in line with the Department for Education table below:

A CHILD BORN ON OR BETWEEN

WILL BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE PLACE FROM

1st April and 31st August

Start of term 1, in September, following their 2nd/3rd birthday

1st September and 31st December

Start of term 3, in January, following their 2nd/3rd birthday

1st January and 31st March

Start of term 5, in April, following their 2nd/3rd birthday

 

FREE EARLY EDUCATION OVER 38 WEEKS

Each child will be funded to a maximum of 15 hours per week over a minimum of 2 days. No session is to be longer than 10 hours per day or shorter than 2.5 hours per day for 38 weeks per year.

 

At Lyminge Pre-School the FEE hours are offered flexibly adhering to the above guidelines. We will contact your prior to the start of the term to confirm how many FEE hours you wish to utilise and ask you to confirm by signing a parental declaration form. The claim process is undertaken by the pre-school and the FEE sessions provided will be clearly shown on your invoice.

 

Children attending extra days/sessions in addition to their FEE will be charged at our current rates.  You will be invoiced in the usual way showing how many FEE hours your child is receiving in that period and what the additional charges are. Any additional services provided will be charged for and will not be covered by FEE e.g. outings.

 

Please note that the FEE can be split between 2 providers up to a total of 15 hours.

For advice on any other funding please see the link below.

http://www.kelsi.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/28215/Parental-Guide-to-the-Early-Years-Pupil-Premium.pdf