15 Hours

Free Early Education


15 Hours Free Early Education (F.E.E)

All 3 to 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds in England can get 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year, that’s 570 hours of free early education (FEE) per year.


Early Learners has rounded this entitlement up to 12 hours per week spread over 51 weeks per year, that’s 612 hours of free early education (FEE) per year, giving our parents more.  Here at Early Learners we have chosen to spread this entitlement across 51 weeks to support the working parent and consistency for the children.  This offer is exclusive to Early Learners.  Parents are never charged for FEE hours.  The FEE does not include breakfast or nursery meals, additional services are chargeable.  

15 Hours
Free Early Education 
Our Days & Sessions:
Our Half Day(s) are 4 hours per session:
Morning Session(s)          8:30am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Session(s)       12:30pm  -  4:30pm
Our Full Day(s) are 8 hours per day:
Full Days(s)     8:30am - 4:30pm
Half Days
Full Days
Our options:​
 1 full day(8hrs) & 1 half day(4hrs) = 12 hrs per week 
 3 mornings or 3 afternoons = 12 hrs per week 



Understanding Additional Services:

Government funding is intended to deliver ‘Free Early Education’ (FEE) each week of free, high quality, flexible childcare. It is not intended to cover the costs of meals, other consumables, additional hours or additional services.  Ref: Early Education and Childcare Statutory Guidance 2017

Additional Services:

Pre-School Full Time Bundle

We are offering a saving for families which are eligible to claim the 30 hours F.E.E (Free Early Education). If you require a ‘Full-Time Place’ for your child who is aged 3 or 4-years-old, you can simply just pay for 2 ½ days and get all the additional services free.  This means you can attend Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm up to your child going to school.

Additional services include:  

  • Early Mornings, including breakfast served up to 8:30am each day.

  • All AM & PM Meals,

  • All Extra Hours:  Morning Hours (7am - 8am) & Afternoon Hours (5pm - 6pm), 


This offer includes an additional 5 hour per week free, on top of the 22.5 F.E.E hours, totalling 27.5 hours per week for 51 weeks per year.

2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:

  • are looked after by a local authority

  • have a statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan

  • get Disability Living Allowance

  • have left care under an adoption order, special guardianship order or a child arrangements order

To check your eligibility please contact your family’s information service at your Local Borough Council. 

How much will it cost?

  • Full-time Bundle 30 Hours F.E.E* £493.00      

  • Full-time Bundle 15 Hours F.E.E* £682.13

How do I apply for Tax Free Childcare & 3 & 4-year-old extended 'Free Early Education' (F.E.E) Entitlement?

You’ll need the Government Gateway user ID to create your childcare account.  You can apply online and you will be given a unique code; you must give this code to us, along with your national insurance number and child’s date of birth.  We then confirm this information with the local authority to check the code is valid.

To register click on the ‘Childcare Services’ Link: 

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