Funding for 2 year olds

Free Early Education for 2 year olds (FEET) offers eligible families up to 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week for 38 weeks a year. You can find out if your child can get FEET by checking the financial and automatically funded criteria by following the link;

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/choosing-childcare-for-children-and-young-people/paying-for-childcare/free-early-education-for-2-year-olds-feet


Funding for 3 and 4 year olds

All three and four year olds living in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education and childcare a year. This is usually offered as 15 hours a week for up to 38 weeks a year and is a universal entitlement. It can be claimed through an Ofsted registered childcare provider the term after your child’s third birthday.

Since September 2017 working families who meet the eligibility criteria can also claim an additional 15 hours of funded childcare a week. This means that eligible children will be able to receive up to 1140 hours of funded childcare a year. This change was introduced as part of the Childcare Act 2016. For more information or to check if you are eligible follow the link;

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service/choosing-childcare-for-children-and-young-people/paying-for-childcare/30-hours-free-childcare-for-working-parents


Surrey County Council Family Information Service Directory

Search for local childcare providers by using the family information directory

https://familyinformationdirectory.surreycc.gov.uk/kb5/surrey/fsd/results.page?term=kt16+3ep&familychannel=5&sorttype=distance


Childcare choices

Childcare choices is a government website showing a range of options to help parents with the cost of childcare. For more information about all the help on offer for children aged 0-15 (or 16 is disabled) follow the link;

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk


Childcare Calculator

Check what help you could get with childcare costs by using the government childcare calculator.

https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator