Funding for 2 year olds
Families with 2 year old children who meet the criteria can apply for funding for 2 year olds. Somerset County Council will pay for a place for up to 570 hours over the year at a registered childcare provider. A maximum of 15 hours per week is available. Children become eligible in the funding period after their second birthday.
Early years entitlement
All 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for the Early Years Entitlement for a maximum of 570 hours each year. This will start the funding period after your child’s third birthday.
30 hours extended entitlement
Working parents can claim the extended entitlement for an additional 15 hours making a total of 30 hours a week. Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the criteria to be eligible for up to 30 hours a week funded childcare.