Q – What is OFSTED?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.

Q – What is EYFS?

EYFS is a stage of development from birth to the end of their first (reception) year in school. The EYFS framework describes how early years practitioners should work with children and their families to support their development and learning. It describes how your child should be kept safe and cared for and how all concerned can make sure that your child achieves the most that they can in their earliest years of life. It is based on 4 Important principles … for detailed information on the EYFS please visit www.foundationyears.org.uk/parent.

Q – What is Nursery Education Funding or FEEE?

3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 38 weeks funded nursery education place from the term following their 3rd birthday. Our staff can inform you of the entitlement which we can automatically arrange via the local authority. Further information can be found at https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/early-years-and-childcare/funded-childcare-places/funded-childcare-places

2 year old funding is available if you meet a certain criteria. More information is available at:


Q – What is Tax-Free Childcare?

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare.

If you get Tax-Free Childcare, the government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider via an online account. Further information can be found at Tax-Free childcare – GOV.UK www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare