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?

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to a free part time early education place. This means your child will be eligible for 15hrs per week of free education for 38 weeks of the year. The funding is available from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday until the term before your child’s 5th birthday.

Further information can be found at www.leicester.gov.uk/nursery-education-grant-for-3-4-yr-olds

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