Free Entitlement Funding
3 & 4 year olds:
All children are entitled to 15 hours a week funded childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday. We provide flexible childcare (though the hours must be the same each week) and will be able to discuss with you the best combination of sessions to suit the needs of yourself and your child. Examples of ways that the funding can be arranged include 5 x 3 hour (morning or afternoon) sessions, 3 x 5 hour days or 2 x 6 hour days & 1 x 3 hour session. You may also require more than 15 hours a week, in which case you will need to pay for any additional hours which are currently £4.40 an hour for which you will receive an invoice at the beginning of each month. You may also prefer not to use the entire 15 hours which is absolutely fine! To obtain the funding you will need to fill out a form which we will provide and we will also need to see your child's passport or birth certificate. For more information on free entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds, please go here or download the West Sussex County Council information leaflet here.
2 year olds:Your child may be eligible for 2 year old funding, which is also 15 hours a week. To find out if your child is entitled to this please apply here. You will be sent a letter confirming if your child is eligible which you will need to let us see and you will also need to fill out a funding form provided by us as well as show us your child's passport or birth certificate. For more information on free entitlement for 2 year olds please go here.