Early Years Entitlement

The government provides free part time education for every three and four year old.
For three year olds the eligibility is:

Third Birthday Falls: Eligible From:

1st January to 31st March Easter (Summer Term)
1st April to 31st August September (Autumn Term)
1st September to 31st December January (Spring Term)

The government will pay up to 570 hours a year with a maximum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks.
There is an option to use the stretched funding which means you can claim 11 hours per week spread over 51 weeks.
At Hollyoak we operate the stretched funding option
We, the nursery, do not have any control over the funding and have to abide by strict regulations laid down by the local authority.
To qualify for the funding you will be required to complete a Children's Information Form.
This form includes the criteria you must agree to in order to obtain the funding.
2 year old funding is availiable under a different set of criteria. Please ask for more details.

Government Funding Terms and Conditions :-

A Children's Information Form must be completed.
If a child is absent an absence form must be completed.
The Parent/Carer must sign to commit that their child will attend the number of sessions claimed for.

Authorised Absences:- Sickness
Medical appointments
Holiday - Two weeks only in any one finacial year,April to March.

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