Early Years Education Funding for 2, 3 and 4 years olds, Funded by Hampshire County Council

Two Year old funding is also available if you meet the eligibility criteria.  Please click the link to see if your child qualifies.

Funded childcare is available to all children the term after their 3rd birthday up until they start school. They will receive a ‘Universal Entitlement’ of either 11 hours free per week, known as the ‘Stretched Offer’, over 50 weeks of the year or 15 hours free per week, known as the ‘Standard Offer’ which is available Term-Time only, equating to 38 weeks of the year.

In September 2017, there is the introduction of a further 15 hours available known as the ‘Extended Entitlement’, equating to up to 30 hours free per week using the ‘Standard offer’, or up to 22 hours per week using the ‘Stretched Offer’ for 2, 3 and 4 year olds (The above eligibility criteria applies for 2 year olds).  This entitlement is only available to families where both parents are working (or lone parent is working if in a single parent family).  There is an eligibility criteria to meet which can be found here.

If you wish to take advantage of up to 30 free hours per week (from September 2017), please contact us for more details on 01962 881180.