Early Educational Grant Funding

What is early years provision?

All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to Early Education Grant Funding from the beginning of the school term following their 3rd birthday until compulsory school age. Eligible children are entitled to 15 fully funded hours per week for normally 38 weeks a year.

This free entitlement can be taken up in maintained school nursery classes and/or private and voluntary sector Ofsted registered provision, it can be split between a maximum of 2 providers. It is your choice as to which type of provision is most appropriate for your child and most convenient for your individual circumstances.

All early years providers, whether schools, day nurseries, preschools or childminders, have to meet EYFS requirements and your child will get the same experiences whichever type of provision you choose, it is only the environment that changes.

Funded provision is available in any Ofsted registered setting that is also registered with North Yorkshire County Council.  It is the parent's choice at which setting the funding for a child is applied.


Click here for Rainbow's statement on supporting parents through free entitlement funding

For further information on this provision, please see the North Yorkshire County Council download document, or visit the NYCC website,

Click here to download a PDF of the NYCC leaflet, "Free early years provision for every 3 and 4 year olds" (3mb)

(This document is produced by NYCC, and not Rainbow Nursery School. To ensure you have the most upto date information, please contact North Yorkshire County Council).


Fully funded places are available with North Yorkshire early years educational grant funding, please contact Rainbow Nursery for further information.


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