Your child is eligible for funding for at least 15 hours, or up to 30 hours a week, for 38 weeks a year.
How does it work?
All children aged three and four-years-old are entitled to at least 15 hours of early education and childcare a week, for 38 weeks a year.For parents working more than 16 hours a week and meeting the eligibility criteria (see next page), you are entitled to 30 hours per week.For both the 15 hours, or the extended 30 hours, your child can start the term after their third birthday.
At any Ofsted registered provider such as a local nursery, pre-school, playgroup or childminder that is eligible to receive funding. To find out about childcare options in your area, please contact our Family Information Service.
Research has shown that good quality early education can:
Childcare is also good for families
Are you eligible?
If you have a child aged three or four-years-old, you are eligible for at least 15 hours a week funded childcare.
To receive 30 hours, you must meet one of the criteria below:
How do I apply or find out more?
To find out about childcare options in your area or to apply for the funding, please contact:
Reading’s Family Information Service
Find out more at readingfis.org
Call (0118) 937 3777, option 2
Email [email protected]
To find out the support and any activities you and your child could benefit from, including your local children’s centres, visit:
Brighter Futures for Children