Funding

Funding 

Where your child is eligible, we accept the following types of funding claims;

  • Universal funding for 3 & 4 year olds (15 hours)
  • Extended hours funding for 3 & 4 year olds (30 hours of which we can offer a maximum of 21 hours per week)
  • Two year old entitlement

 

In order to receive funding, we must receive a Funding Claim Form for your child.

The completion of this claim form is mandatory. Parent/Carers MUST return a completed and signed form BEFORE checks can be actioned to confirm eligibility and a claim can be submitted on the portal.

 

Please see below a link to a booklet regarding this funding.  This booklet is a complete guide published by the County Council for parents/carers concerning Early Education Funding, and aims to inform you what is available and the rules of each entitlement.

 

Parents/carers must confirm that they have read this document before claiming funding for their child(ren).

Funding Brochure

 

 

Extended 30 hour entitlement

Claims for extended hours require an eligibility code.  This code must be applied for before the end of the previous term.  Please refer to the full guidance regarding this here –

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/children-and-families/childcare-and-early-learning/free-childcare-and-learning/free-childcare-for-working-parents-of-3-and-4-year-olds

 

 

Workplace or Childcare Vouchers

First Steps is a registered provider for Tax-Free Childcare.  Please refer to the guidance here – 

https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare

 

In line with changes to the General Data Protection Regulations, we have updated our Privacy Notices. These can be found under ‘Privacy Notices’.

Many thanks to parents and carers for your support and kind feedback during our recent Ofsted inspection. We will soon be sending out our Parent Survey for 2019 and welcome your comments