15 Hour FEL for Three year olds and the 30 hour top up for working parents

Every child will receive Free Learning Entitlement (FEL) the term after they are 3 years old. This entitles them to up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year completely free. You can only claim the FEL from a maximum of 2 different settings. 

All children on FEL placements will need to start nursery placements in September – January. Children with Easter eligibility will need to pay from January beforehand or delay their start until the following September. This is to minimize the  huge loss in revenue by `holding` places until April.