FEES & FUNDING
FREE FOR 2 FUNDING ENTITLEMENT
Free for Two funding entitles eligible children for up to 15 hours of free education. If you think you may fit the eligibility criteria below, please contact us and we will be happy to make an application for you and explain the process.
If your child is eligible the free hours start in the term after their second birthday.
The eligibility criteria:
All 2-year-olds who are looked after by their local authority are eligible.
2-year-olds whose family receives one or more of the following benefits are also eligible:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190
If your older children qualify for Free School meals this is a good indicator of eligibility.
Full day sessions from 9am till 3pm @ £30 per child per full day session
Half day sessions, 9:00 till 12:00 or 12:00 till 3:00 and the cost per session is £15 per child, payable in advance. (fees are due to be reviewed in August 2021)
You may be eligible for help with paying your childcare costs, click on the links below for more information
Prices are fully inclusive, we do not charge add on or top up fees
3 & 4 YEAR OLD FREE FUNDING ENTITLEMENT
All 3 and 4 year olds with a UK address, are entitled to up to 15 hours of Early Years funding, you may access your funded hours with no obligation to pay for additional services unless you wish to do so.
Your child is entitled to this funding a term after their third birthday.
If your child’s Birthday is between:
1st January – 31st March they are eligible in April (Summer Term)
1st April – 31st August they are eligible in September (Autumn Term)
1st September – 31 December they are eligible in January (Spring Term)
These dates are given as a guide only, they may be subject to change. Dates are set by Kent County Council.
Please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions regarding the Free entitlement you may have.
Not sure if your entitled to any benefits?
Try this handy site, you might be pleasently surprised !!