At Sunbeams we offer funded places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds for full or half days.
Am I eligible for funding?
All children are eligible for 15 hours of funding per week from the term after their 3rd birthday, for 38 weeks per year.
There is also an additional 15 hours available for some children from this time. Where parents earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the National Minimum Wage (and no more than £100,000 p.a.), children will be entitled to the additional 15 hours.
Some families are also eligible for 2-year-old funding from the term after the child’s 2nd birthday.
How do I apply for funding?
Please see the childcare choices website for further details and how to apply for all funding https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
If you qualify for 2-year-old or 30 hours funding (the additional 15 hours) you will be given an eligibility code which you must provide to us with your National Insurance Number.
The government funding only covers 38 weeks of the year. As most children attend Sunbeams all year round, the remaining 14 weeks will be charged at full price. We will spread the 38 weeks of funding over a full year (52 weeks) where required.