FREE EARLY LEARNING FUNDING

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.