Here at Beaconsfield Childcare we offer the EEF grant funding for your 3 or 4 year old, starting the term after they turn 3 years old. The terms run in conjunction with Bucks County Council.
Accessing the funding is made easy for you, as we apply on your behalf to Bucks County Council each term. All we ask you to do is to fill out, sign and date two forms (to be re-done every September), and bring along a form of ID for your child (prior to the funding starting). We do all of the rest.
The funding can be accessed in two ways – either term-time only/standard offer (38 weeks of the year, again the same weeks as defined by the school term according to Bucks County Council), or what is known as the “stretched” offer (51 weeks of the year apart from when the setting is closed for the Christmas break).
If your child is term-time only, you can have a maximum of 15 hours per week funded, and would then be charged for any hours over this. If you would prefer the stretched offer, you would receive a maximum of 11 hours per week, and would be charged for any additional hours over this. The maximum amount of hours is subject to the amount of hours and/or sessions attended.
If your child is eligible for 2 year old funding, you can use their entitlement at our setting. Once you are in receipt of the letter from Bucks County Council declaring your eligibility, please contact us to arrange it for you. The paperwork for 2 year old funding is the same as above for 3 and 4 year olds.