We are pleased to offer both 15 and 30 hours funding at Bottesford Pre-School. This Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) funding is paid directly to us and you are entitled to use your funding in more than one setting. Children who receive funding must come for a minimum of three hours and all hours not funded will be charged at £5.50 per hour.

The Government funds 15 hours of pre-school provision for all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds. There is also an extended entitlement of 30 hours for those who meet the government criteria.

Two Year Funding - Eligible 2 year olds may be eligible for 15 hours free childcare over 38 weeks. Contact Lucinda Tongue to see if you meet the criteria.

30 Hours Funding - Eligible 3/4 year olds with both parents working may get 30 hours funding. You can check here to see if your child qualifies. 

To receive funding for your child, you must complete a Statement of Undertaking Form and we must have proof of your child’s date of birth on file (copy of birth certificate or passport). The Statement of Undertaking details when and where your child is using their entitlement.

Funded Hours

A child born between 1st April – 31st August receives funding from the start of the autumn term.

A child born between 1st September – 31st December receives funding from the start of the spring term. 

A child born between 1st January – 31st March receives funding from the start of the summer term.  

If you have any questions relating to the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE), please talk to Lucinda Tongue who will be happy to help you. There is also further information on Leicestershire’s website: Funding for 2 year olds / Funding for 3-4 year olds.