15 hour FEEE for 2 year olds
What is the 15 hour FEEE for 2 year olds?
The government pays for eligible families to get up to 15 hours of free education and childcare every week in school term time. We provide these as either:
We provide these as either:
- 5 x 3-hour morning sessions, from 9am to 12 noon, or
- 5 x 3-hour afternoon sessions, from 1pm to 3pm.
Who is eligible?
Your child can enjoy free early learning if you are on benefits or a low income, or if your child has special educational needs, a disability, is adopted or has been in care.
When can my child start nursery?
Eligible 2 year olds can start their 15 hour FEEE from the 1 January, 1 April or 1 September following their 2nd birthday.
How do I know if we are eligible?
1. Visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/eychecker
2. You will need:
· your date of birth
· your child’s date of birth and either
· your National Insurance (NI) number or
· your National Asylum Support Service (NASS) number.
2. Answer the questions and follow the links.
If you are eligible the website will give you your code and a letter.
You can also call 020 8496 3566 if you think you are entitled because of your family circumstances, child’s needs or you need some help to apply.
What do I do when I have my URN?
Parents who are studying or working
It is our firm belief that children who attend school every day benefit in many ways, however if you have an opportunity to study or work that requires you to have a different pattern, please talk to our Head Teacher.
How do I know if my child has a place?
We will contact you when a place becomes available and arrange for you and your child to start Settling In.