Early Years Free funding for your Child

All three and four year olds and eligible two year olds are entitled to free part-time early years learning until the school term in which they have their fifth birthday. Children of the eligible age are guaranteed a free early years place.

Our session timings are as follows:

Downside Morning- 8:45am till 11:45am                                                       Chaul End Morning-      9.00am till 12.00pm

Downside Afternoon- 12:30pm till 3:30pm                                                   Chaul End Afternoon-   1.00pm till 4.00pm 


How do I Claim the Free Hours?

At the start of each funding period your Early Years provider will give you a simple form to complete called a "Luton Nursery Education Funding, Parental Declaration and Agreement Form".

You will be required to sign this as a declaration of your claim at the start of each funding period.
You will be asked to confirm the number of hours you are claiming from that Early Years provider and state how many hours (if any) you are claiming from another Early Years provider.
Funding for your child’s hours is then paid directly to your Early Years provider(s).


How we prioritise enquiries and bookings

Our Admissions Policy is designed to be clear, comprehensive and fair. We welcome children and staff from all ethnic origins, religious backgrounds, gender and those who may have special needs. We do however reserve the right to refuse entry or placement if we believe this will be detrimental to the care and wellbeing of your child, or the children in our care.

We have a booking system, which operates on a first come first served basis, although we may give priority to local families to comply with our travel plan commitment to the Local Authority. It may also be necessary to put your child on our waiting list; however, we endeavour to place all children as soon as possible.

In order to put your child's name on the waiitng list, parents need to bring in their child's birth certificate or passport. Once your child's details are on our record we will get in touch with a start date.

All information supplied by parents is treated in strict confidence. 

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