All three and four-year-olds and some two-year-olds in Surrey are eligible for up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare. Some three and four-year-olds with working parents will be eligible for up to 30 hours of funded early education and childcare. For more information, follow the links below:
- Funded early education for two-year-olds
- Funded early education and childcare for three and four-year-olds
- 30 hours funded childcare for working parents
Funded early education for two-year-olds
Funded Early Education for two-year-olds (FEET) offers eligible families up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare a week for 38 weeks a year. You can find out if your child can get FEET by checking the eligibility criteria on the FEET webpage.
Funded early education and childcare for three and four-year-olds
In England, all three and four-year-olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare a week for up to 38 weeks a year. This is to give children the opportunity to take part in planned learning activities and help prepare them for school through the early learning goals set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
This is a universal offer and is available to all children regardless of their family circumstances. It can be accessed through a childcare provider who is registered with Surrey to claim the funding on your behalf.
Families in which both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum wage (NMW) or National Living wage (NLW), and less than £100,000 per year will usually be able to claim an additional 15 hours of funded childcare.
For information about how working parents can claim their 30 hours of funded childcare, see the webpage 30 hours funded childcare for working parents.