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Staffordshire will move to very high COVID alert level on 2 December

Funded education for 3 and 4 year olds

When will my child be eligible?

The universal could be taken as 15 hours per week across 38 weeks of the year (or less hours per week across the whole year*). If your child is born between:

  • 1 January - 31 March: funded places can start in the summer term (from 1 April)
     
  • 1 April - 31 August: funded places can start in the autumn term (from 1 September)

  • 1 September - 31 December: funded places can start in the spring term (from 1 January)

How do I claim a funded place?

  • Contact your childcare provider.
     
  • They will submit a claim on your behalf.
     
  • The childcare provider is paid the funding directly. You do not receive any money or vouchers.
     
  • The funded places are then deducted from your childcare bill.

For more information please check out our Frequently Asked Questions

Where are funded places available? 

Your child can attend a childcare provider that is registered to provide funded places. Depending on availability.

Providers include:

  • Childminders
     
  • Day nurseries (private, voluntary, independent or school run)
     
  • Pre-schools, playgroups and wraparound childcare (academy or governor run)
     
  • School Nursery Classes
     
  • Out of school care and holiday clubs

Find out more about the different childcare options in your area.

*parents must discuss with their chidlcare provider how hours can be taken.

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