Funded Places for Children
Twinkles are registered for 2, 3 & 4 year funding. All 3 to 4 year olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This can be used as 15 hours per week over 38 weeks of the year. The 38 weeks are spread over three terms, Spring, Summer and Autumn with the exact number of weeks in the terms varying slightly each year and are set by the local authority. In addition, some families can claim the extended entitlement, this is an additional 15 hours per week, bringing the number of hours per year to 1140.
Funded Places for 2-year-olds
Some 2-year-olds in England can also get free early education and childcare. To find out if you are eligible, visit the Childcare Choices website and scroll down to the age 2 section.
Funded Places for 3 to 4-year-olds
You can start claiming free childcare, the term after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is:
Child’s Birthday When you can claim
1st January to 31st March The beginning of the term after 1st April – Summer Term
1st April to 31st August The beginning of the term after 1st September – Autumn Term
1st September to 31st December The beginning of the term after 1st January – Spring Term
All 3 & 4 year olds are eligible for 570 (15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year).
3 to 4-year-olds Additional Entitlement
In addition some families can claim an additional 570 hours, bringing their total to 1140 hours per year (38 weeks x 30 hours.) To find out if you are eligible, please visit the Childcare Choices website.
Why Choose Twinkles…
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