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

 

We follow Norfolk school term dates

Autumn Term 2021

Monday 6th September to Friday 17th December 2021

Half term: Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October 2021

Spring Term begins on Wednesday 5th January 2022

 

Please note fees from September 2021: £12.50 a session or £4.16 an hour One off registration fee of £10.00