15 hours Early Years Entitlement for 3&4 year olds
The Early Years Entitlement (EYE) gives your child a maximum of 570 hours each year.
This will start the funding period after your child’s third birthday and will last for 3 funding periods (equivalent to one year).
The maximum entitlement that can be claimed per day is 10 hours, up to a maximum of 15 per week.
Subsequent funding years continue until your child starts school.
EYE is managed by the Pre-School Administrator on a termly basis.
You will receive Parent Declaration forms termly which will advise you of hours claimed.
30 hours Extended Entitlement for 3&4 year olds
If you and/or your partner meet the eligible criteria, ie you earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours a week at the National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months, you may be entitled to an additional 570 hours of funding per year (15 hours per week).
HMRC will contact you directly when it becomes time to renew your 30 hours of Extended Funding.
Below is a guide if a child is about to access the funding for the first time. It is broken down into funding periods and birthdays:
- If the child is born between 1 April and 31 August, funding can be claimed from 1 September – Autumn funding period
- If the child is born between 1 September and 31 December, funding can be claimed from 1 January – Spring funding period
- If the child is born between 1 January and 31 March, funding can be claimed from 1 April – Summer funding period