Universal Funding

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 free hours per year. It’s can be taken as 3 hours a day for 38 weeks of the year, but you do not have to take all of these if you don’t want to.

What is the Criteria?

  • You and your child live in England

How do I apply?

For this funding you don’t need to apply, all children are eligible for this funding until they go to infant school. When your child comes to Little Oaks  you will be given a funding form each term to fill out and return to Pre-School, we will then input this into the government website.

What you need to know.

  • The 15 hours can be used for a maximum of 3 hours a day and a maximum of 3 morning sessions a week (i.e. for the full entitlement at least 2 sessions need to be afternoon sessions).
  • Whole day sessions for 3-4 year olds: one session is covered by funding. It will cost £27.00 for the second session of the day (this includes the Lunch Club and sundries cost for a day) unless you are eligible for 30 hours Funding (please see “30 hours funding” page).