Early Years Entitlement

We accept Early Years funding for pupils in Pre-Prep up to and including the term in which they turn five. To apply for this funding, please contact the Assistant Business Manager for an Early Years Free Entitlement Parental Registration Form.

Date of birth falling between:
1 September and 31 December Spring term
1 January and 31 March Summer term
1 April and 31 August Autumn term

For the 2023-24 financial year, Surrey County Council have confirmed funding of £77.10 per week based on 15 hours at £5.14 ph. The number of weeks eligible for funding varies each term. The following calculation for the academic year 2023-24 is based on the above rate, but this is likely to change in April 24, when Surrey County Council will announce the new rate for the financial year.

Autumn term £940.62 (12.2 weeks)
Spring term £817.26 (10.6 weeks)
Summer term £894.36 (11.6 weeks)

Children attending part-time hours in Sunflowers Nursery will receive a grant based on the number of sessions attended. The grant may be subject to alteration by Surrey County Council, however the following examples are given as a guide:

2023-2024 Examples

Autumn fee Full-time £3950 Grant £940.62 (approx.) Payable £3009.38
Autumn fee 3 x mornings incl. lunch £1700 Grant £564.37 (approx.) Payable £1135.63
Autumn fee 5 x mornings incl. lunch £2450 Grant £940.62 (approx.) Payable £1509.38

Further Information

For more information on the Government ‘Early Years Entitlement’ please visit the DirectGov and Surrey County Council websites.


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