The Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) is a government grant which enables children from low income families aged two and all children aged three to have 570 hours of free nursery education a year, from the month after their third birthday until they transfer to reception classes in school. For example, if your child turns three on 8th June 2012, they will receive funding from 1st July 2012 onwards. Four year olds are entitled to more hours.
We offer the FEEE entitlement over 38 weeks, equating to 15 hours per week. Should parents/carers require childcare for additional hours, we can accommodate this, at full daily rate. If your child is not eligible for funding, full fees will be payable.
Each free early education session is a minimum of 3 hours long and a max of 5 hrs long. (subject to availability). Outlined below are the ways in which you can access our FEEE at our childcare provision.
We have outlined below the ways in which you can access your entitlement at our childcare provision
Marian Mission Educational and Family Support Centre
Parental Payment Contract and Fee Sheet
|Under 2 years||2 years||FREE 3 Hours for 2 yr olds||3 yrs||FREE 3 Hours for 3 yr olds||4-5 yrs old||FREE 3 Hours for 4 yr olds|
|Equivalent Hourly Rate||£5.50||£5.00||£4.70||£4.00|
We offer places to children on a £6.00 per hour if needed on an ad hoc basis.
Fees are subject to review at the end of the term.
- The Centre is open for 38 weeks of the year for pre-school and 51 weeks of the year for additional childcare services (closed only over Christmas and New Year and some Public/Bank Holidays).
- Snacks and beverages are offered, but healthy packed lunch can be provided by parents.
Accessible Hours are:
- Full Daycare…….8am to 6pm; Half Daycare……. 8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm
- Pre-School Sessions…….AM- 8:30 – 11:30am and PM – 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Fees are negotiated for flexible /variable extended hours