Free Entitlement

Holmewood House is an Early Years provider and chooses to be part of the Early Years Free Entitlement funding scheme, through which 3 and 4 year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week during school term time.

Children become eligible for the free entitlement from the beginning of the next school term on or following the date set out below:

  • Children born in the period 1stJanuary to 31st March: 1st April following the child’s third birthday
  • Children born in the period 1stApril to 31st August: 1st September following the child’s third birthday
  • Children born in the period 1stSeptember to 31st December: 1st January following the child’s third birthday

These dates are consistent with those used for determining the commencement of compulsory education and ensure that every child is able to access at least six terms of funded early education before they reach statutory school age.