Early Years Funding
Early years funding is available to all children and comes into effect the term after their 3rd birthday, from which time they will be entitled to 15 funded hours in an approved childcare setting.
The date you can claim will depend on when your child turns three years old. You can claim up to 15 hours per week for up to 38 weeks of the year.
Child's Third Birthday When you can Claim:
1st Jauary - 31st March The beginning of term on or after 1st April
1st April - 31st August The beginning of term on or after 1st September
1st September - 31st December The beginning of term on or after 1st January
Example: if your child was born on 15 April 2015. They'll become eligible to claim funded childcare from the start of term following 1 September 2018.
Depending on the family circumstances, some childre may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours (30 in total) subject to the criteria set out here:
Parents must apply at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ if they believe they may be eligible, and this generates a code which they provide to the school to confirm eligibility. This must then be renewed termly.
Further information is available on North Yorkshire County Council's website. Please visit https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/early-years-funding-3-and-4-year-olds