Early Years Funding for 3-Year-Olds in England: Providing Opportunities for Every Child

At Little Explorers, we are dedicated to providing exceptional early years education and care for children in Hillingdon. Early Years Funding is available for 3-year-olds, offering valuable opportunities for children to access high-quality early education.

What is Early Years Funding for 3-Year-Olds?
Early Years Funding for 3-year-olds is a government initiative aimed at providing eligible families with free early education. Children in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education per week from the school term following their third birthday until they reach compulsory school age. This funding helps cover the costs of early years education and care, ensuring that all children have access to the support they need to thrive.


Extended Early Years Funding: 30 Hours
In addition to the standard 15 hours of free early education, eligible working parents of 3-year-olds may qualify for extended Early Years Funding, providing up to 30 hours of free early education per week. This initiative aims to support working families by offering increased access to affordable childcare, allowing parents to balance work and childcare responsibilities more effectively.

Key Information

Standard 15 Hours Funding:
All 3-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education per week, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.


Extended 30 Hours Funding: 
To qualify for extended Early Years Funding, parents must meet certain criteria, including working a minimum number of hours per week and meeting income requirements. This funding is available in addition to the standard 15 hours of free early education.

Why Choose Little Explorers?

Personalised Attention: 
At Little Explorers, your child will receive personalised care and attention from myself and my assistant. We prioritise building strong relationships with both children and parents to ensure a positive and supportive experience for everyone.

Engaging Learning Environment: 
Through a combination of structured activities and child-led play, we provide a stimulating learning environment where children can explore, discover, and develop at their own pace.

If you’re a parent of a 3-year-old or have any questions about Early Years Funding and eligibility for the standard 15 hours or extended 30 hours, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to assist you and provide the information you need to access these valuable opportunities for your child’s early years education.