Here’s some information from directgov.co.uk about FEEE and details on how to register:
Every child in England who is aged three or four is entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare each year.
In addition to this, you may be able to claim an extra 15 hours of free childcare for children aged three and four, if you meet the eligibility criteria outlined below.
The entitlement of an additional 15 hours a week of free childcare is based on the following:
- Both parents must be working, or the sole parent must be working in a lone-parent family
- Each parent must earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the national minimum or living wage
- Neither parent must be earning more than £100,000 a year. For example, if parent A was earning £120,000 a year and parent B was earning £80,000 in a year, they would not be eligible as parent A is above the threshold.
- If either parent is on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or is unable to work because of a disability or caring responsibilities, they may still be eligible
If you meet the criteria above and are eligible for the full 30 hours a week of free childcare, you can apply via the government’s Childcare Choices website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Once you have successfully claimed your free 15 or 30 hours childcare via the government web site the funding is sent directly to Briar Dene or your chosen childcare provider..