15 hours
Free Early Education - F.E.E


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.  

Early Learners rounds the weekly hours up to 12 and gives our parents more!

How we calculate 15 hours free childcare:

Is calculated:         15 hrs per week x 38 (weeks) = 570 per annum

                                570 divided by 51 (weeks) = 11.17 per week


Entitlement:            12 hrs per week for 51 weeks per year.

Our Days & Sessions
Half Days

Full Days
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 9 hours per day:
Full Days(s)     8:30am - 4:30pm
Option 1
Option 2

1 full day(8hrs) & 1 part 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


Apply for

Tax Free Childcare 


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: 


Our Pre-School


No Hidden Costs


We are offering a saving for families which are eligible to claim the 15 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 top-up and get all the additional services included.  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), 


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

How much will it cost?

    Full-time Bundle 15 Hours F.E.E* £765.00 ​