Free Early Learning Entitlement
Free Early Learning Entitlement is funding paid to eligible early years providers to deliver nursery education for 3 and 4 year olds.
A child becomes eligible for the Free Early Learning Entitlement in the term following their 3rd birthday.
For example if their birthday is in December they are eligible in January, if their birthday is in March they are eligible in April or if their birthday is in June they become eligible in September.
Children can access the full funding of 15 hours over 38 weeks of the year which equates to 570 hours per year.
You can use your hours in our core sessions between 9-12 and 1-4pm. The funding does not include snacks and meals. If you need a longer day or you would like your child to stay for lunch, you can pay for any extra hours , snacks and meals. These charges are set out in our Fee Structure in our Library section.
Funding for 2 year olds
Croft Corner can also offer free funding for eligible 2 year olds. In order for you to assess whether you are financial eligible for this funding you can contact Sheffield City Council or we can help you make an application.
These 38 weeks of the year fall within our term times and can be found in our Library section or click on the link below: