FUNDING


Information for Children Eligable to the free Early years Entitlement

All children are eligible for government universal funding from the term after their 3rd birthday, This funding is for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (term time) Eligible parents may also claim the extended offer of up to 15 additional hours. Please refer to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for eligibility criteria. We offer this free entitlement, a maximum of 3 hrs per session, 6 hours per short or full day.

Pure funded places are limited to a maximum of 2 places at any one time and are subject to availability, No fees are made to families accessing just the pure free entitlement but times need to be booked in accordance with our terms and conditions. Where the pure free entitlement is accessed over a lunch period then families have the option of providing an allergen free packed meal for their child or Rainbow is happy to provide a nutritionally balanced and healthy meal at a cost of £3 per meal. Rainbow proudly holds a healthy choice award and all meals and snacks are prepared and cooked on premises. Our children benefit from experiencing our range of menus and the social aspect of this experience. However, should you prefer to bring a packed meal for your child please come and discuss this in advance due to storage and allergy requirements.

Where families choose to access their pure free entitlement in conjunction with purchasing additional hours then sessions will be charged at Rainbow rates as above. This will show clearly on your monthly bill. These times/sessions are non-negotiable and will be charged as per your terms and conditions. Please feel free to come and discuss the available options and what will be best for you and your child.

Eligible 2-year-olds in England can also get free early education and childcare, this is subject to eligibility. Please see www.gov.uk/free-early-education . We operate this on the same system as above and is subject to availability.

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