Free Entitlement – find out more

All children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday. You do not have to apply for this, but we will ask you to fill in a form so that we can claim the funding.

Some families will also be eligible for an additional 15 hours, also known as 30 hours Free Childcare. Hurstpierpoint Pre-School unfortunately does not have the capacity to offer the full 30 hours to every child, but this entitlement can be shared between more than one childcare provider. Some two year olds are also eligible for 15 hours free childcare.

To find out whether you may be eligible for 30 hours free childcare or two year old funding, take a look at the Government’s Childcare Choices website:

Childcare Choices

If you are eligible you will need to apply for the funding yourself, following the directions on West Sussex County Council’s website (link below). Once successful, you will be given a code to pass on to us so that we can claim the funding for your child.

West Sussex Free Entitlement

If you have any other questions please contact our administrator who will be happy to assist you.