Funded Places

The Early Years funding (EY funding) has been put in place to allow all 3 and 4 year olds access to free Early Years Education. The announcement of from the Governement told us that they are introducing 15 hours of funding for all working parents of 2 year olds from April 2024. Then 15 hours of funding to all working parents of 9 months plus, and then finally 30 hours free childcare all children of working parents from September 2025. More details to follow as we know more.

We also provide our own financial support for
parents who qualify for help.

Who’s eligible

There are some 2 year olds that are eligible to receive 15 hrs free per week. This has to be applied for on-line through the Government scheme.

What it covers

The funding is paid to cover sessions over a total of 38 weeks during term time only. It is taken in three terms, starting in September for the Autumn Term, January for the Spring Term and April for the Summer Term.
Here at Bright Stars we offer the option to stretch the funding over the full 51 weeks that we are open.

What about other times?

Children can of course be registered to attend at other times, however, our normal fees will apply.

Get in touch to request more information about funding
options from us and applying for government support.