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Free Early Education Entitlement 2 YOs

Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) for 2 Year Olds

Available at Middleton Pre-school and Lofthouse Nursery

What is Two Year Old FEEE?

Following on from the success of providers offering Free Early Education Entitlement for three and four year olds, the Government is offering the same entitlement for two year olds who meet the eligibility criteria.

The provision of FEEE enables all eligible two year old children to receive 570 hours each year of free childcare. This is equivalent to 15 hours each week (term time only).

Our Pre-school provides up to 9 hours per day, between the hours of 08:30 and 17:30.

Children can access this funding in the first term after they turn two, up until the term following their third birthday, when they will be able to access the Free Early Education Entitlement for three and four year olds.

Is My Child Eligible?

Your two year old child will be eligible if they are:

  1. A looked after child
  2. A child who has left care through special guardianship, adoption or a residence order
  3. A child who is eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) e.g. families whose income is below £16,190 and their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
  • Income Support;
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The Guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit provided the household income does not exceed £16,190.
  1. Children who have special education needs or disability (SEND) who:
  • Have a current statement of SEN or an Education, Health and Care plan
  • Attract disability living allowance

Is it really a FREE Service?

As long as you are only using 570 hours each year, you will not be charged for childcare for your eligible two year old. A charge will be made for any hours that are used in excess of the 570 hours. The FEEE deduction will be shown clearly on the invoice from the setting your child attends.

Can the Two Year Old FEEE Be Used At More Than One Setting?

No. The age and additional requirements of the children who are able to access the two year old FEEE, means the funding can only be used at one setting. This is to help the child settle and establish a routine.

Further information and advice regarding FEEE can be obtained from The Family Information Service:


Phone: 0113 247 4386 or 0800 731 0640


Address: Family Information Service,  Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds. LS7 3NB

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