Early Years Funding

Early Years Funding (EYF)

Children between the ages three and five attending Kindergarten are entitled to claim Early Years Funding for up to 15 hours per week, which the school claims on behalf of the child. This funding pays for a proportion of the fees. Hours above the 15 funded EYF hours are charged at the standard rate per hour.

Funding is allocated from the term after a child turns three until the end of the term during which they turn five. Please consult the Local Authority website for further details. The final decision of eligibility will rest with the Local Authority. Please note that the hours claimed for EYF funding are set at the beginning of each term and the hours claimed cannot be changed during a term.

The 15 hours early years funding is available between the following hours: 8.30am – 11:30am, Monday – Friday. The amount of Early Years funding the school gets from the local authority per hour does not cover the real hourly cost and therefore we rely heavily on donations to cover the shortfall. If your child is accessing Early Years funding, please consider making a regular donation. Gift Aid form and information about how to make a donation can be found HERE.

A separate document is available on request with more details regarding Early Years Funding.