Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)
Available at all Daisy Chain Childcare Settings
All 3 and 4-year-old children can receive 570 annual hours of free childcare. This is available for 38 weeks per year and can be claimed at a maximum of 10 hours per day, and 15 hours per week.
Children become eligible from the term following their 3rd birthday, up until compulsory school age (the term after their fifth birthday).
We also offer 15 additional hours to those eligible (30hr per week) that will take your 570 annual hours to 1140 hours annually.
To check your entitlement you can apply online at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk If you are eligible you will receive an eligibility code that should be supplied to nursery. This will need to be renewed every 3 months to enable continued access to the additional funding. Responsibility for renewing this code rests with the parent.
- Parents can choose how the FEEE is allocated at Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) nursery settings up to a maximum of 2 providers It is no longer calculated on a pro-rata split. Parents will be asked to give information each term on how they want any split of FEEE funding between settings. Funding to school nurseries (including school academies) will still be given priority over the Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) providers.
- If you choose to attend a private setting and a school nursery in the Leeds area, the school nursery will take priority over the private setting and they will receive the FEEE funding.
Daisy Chain Childcare offers a high standard of education equivalent to that offered by school nurseries and we can claim FEEE on your behalf. This is then pro-rated into 12 equal monthly payments, which results in a reduction in your monthly nursery fees.