Eligible age range

Funded education for eligible two year olds starts the term after the child's second birthday and for three and four year olds, the term after the child's third birthday.

The date of birth range below indicates the term when funding will start.  

Child born between:

  • 1 January and 31 March - starts Summer term
  • 1 April and 31 August - starts Autumn term
  • 1 September and 31 December - starts Spring term

The date range is fixed and cannot be changed under any circumstance.

The funded entitlement continues on until when the child starts full time school or until their fifth birthday, whichever is the soonest.