Nursery Education Funding 2017-04-24T12:02:30+00:00

Nursery Education Funding

We administer the Nursery Education Grant on your behalf so that when your child is 3 years old we can claim the grant amount for you and set it against the current term’s fees.

Each parent must sign a ‘Parent Declaration’ (provided with the headcount /census forms prior to each term) to confirm whether their child is attending one setting or alternate settings for the purpose of administering the MFE. The provider must be in receipt of this form prior to the termly headcount/census form being completed.

Eligibility

A child born in the period:

1st April to 31st August: Will become eligible for a place 1st September following child’s 3rd birthday (Autumn school term)
1st September to 31st December: Will become eligible for a place 1st January following a child’s 3rd birthday (Spring school term)
1st January to 31st March: Will become eligible for a place 1st April following a child’s 3rd birthday (Summer school term)

Children moving to England from another country can access the free entitlement on the same basis as other children regardless of whether they have British Citizenship.

Providers must ensure that all children included on the termly headcount/census forms are of the appropriate age. A photocopy of said proof (birth certificate, passport or child benefit book (provided it states Date of Birth) must be kept for audit purposes.