Children can receive Early Years Education Entitlement starting from the funding period after a child’s third birthday until they reach compulsory school age (which is the funding period after their fifth birthday).
St Andrew’s Prep offers this entitlement. The free entitlement for all three and four year olds is a maximum of 15 hours a week during term time only.
The school requires that nursery sessions are booked and arranged on a termly basis. Parents can of course increase the number of sessions that their child attends during the term, however, for three and four year olds, EYEE sessions cannot be added after the Headcount Day which is stipulated by East Sussex County Council at the beginning of each term. Therefore, any additional sessions are charged at the full rate.
It is possible to claim from more than one setting (Nursery) as long as the claim does not exceed 15 hours each week. It is necessary to state this on the parental agreement form which is sent out to parents before the start of each term.
If your child joins midway through a term, after the Headcount Day, it is still possible to claim EYEE funding if the necessary paperwork has been completed.
It is not possible to transfer funding to another provider within East Sussex, unless the correct required notice has been given to the current provider as set out in their terms and conditions.
For more information regarding EYEE, please contact either:
Registrar, Catherina Ashford 01323 733203
East Sussex County Council website: www.eastsussex.gov.uk