ST PAUL'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND INFANT SCHOOL AND SURE START CHILDREN'S CENTRE, TONGHAM
ST PAUL'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND INFANT SCHOOL ANDSURE START CHILDREN'S CENTRE, TONGHAM

FREE Early Education

For 3 year olds

 

All 3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week for 38 weeks of the year. 

Once your child is 3 years old you can start claiming free early education from any of these dates:

 

  • 1 September
  • 1 January
  • 1 April

For example - your child was born on 15 February 2012. They will become eligible for free early education from 1 April 2015

 

The free provision can be at:

Nursery Schools, Nurseries, Playgroups, Pre-Schools or Childminders.

 

For 2 year olds

 

Some 2 year olds are also eligible for free education.

 

Your child could get free early education from any of these dates after their 2nd birthday:

 

  • 1 September
  • 1 January
  • 1 April

You must be getting one of the following to qualify:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseekers 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
  • The Working Tax Credit 4 week run-on. (The payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Children looked after by a local council are also entitled.

 

For more information and to download an application form please visit  www.surreycc.gov.uk/feet

 

Please speak to one of our Outreach workers if you require any assistance in completing the necessary forms.

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