Early Learning and Childcare

When will my child's funding start?

Start date for three year old funded places

The Government funding start dates are where a child's third birthday falls on or between:

  • 1 March and 31 August they will become eligible for funding from August (autumn term) occurring in that year
  • 1 September and 31 December they will become eligible for funding from January (spring term) following their birthday
  • 1 January and last day February they will become eligible for funding from April (summer term) following their birthday

Session 2022/2023

Start Date                           17 Aug 22                     9 Jan 23                         17 April 23

3 year olds                  1/3/19 – 31/8/19               1/9/19 – 31/12/19             1/1/20 – 29/2/20

4 year olds                  1/3/18 – 28/2/19               

Deferred entry            18/8/17 – 28/2/18

 

Session 2023/24

Start Date                       16 Aug 23                             8 Jan 24                         15 April 24

3 year olds                 1/3/20 – 31/8/20                 1/9/20 – 31/12/20             1/1/20 – 29/2/21

4 year olds                 1/3/19 – 29/2/20             

Deferred entry           17/8/18 – 29/2/19