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Early Years Funded Entitlement


The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides funded (free) early years places for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.


All eligible 2,3 & 4 year old children are entitled to 570 government funded hours per year. This equates to a maximum of 15 hours a week over a minimum of 38 weeks. You can stretch this out for the whole year (52 weeks) if that suits you. The minimum length of a funded session in one day is 2.5 hours and the maximum is 10 hours.

Info for Parents



Children become eligible for 2 year old funding the term after their second birthday. Funded (free) early education for 2 year olds is currently based on national and local eligibility criteria. This means children are identified through a local referral system and funding is allocated on the basis that certain criteria are met.


All children become eligible for 3 & 4 year old funded (free) entitlement from the term after their third birthday and up until statutory school age.


How to get it


Please contact us for more information.

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