Free Early Education
Parents can claim up to 15 hours funding at Banstead Prep from the term after their child is three years old. For example, if your child’s third birthday falls in February (in the spring term) you can claim funding from the term after this (in the summer term).
All three and four year olds living in England are entitled to 570 hours of Free Early Education (FEE) and childcare a year. This is usually offered as 15 hours a week for up to 38 weeks a year and is a universal entitlement. It can be claimed the term after your child’s third birthday up until they reach compulsory school age. The funding is provided by Surrey county Council and further information can be found at: www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/family-information-service.
15 Hours’ Free Childcare
Banstead Preparatory School facilitates Free Early Education (FEE) but sometimes offers slightly less than the 38 weeks a year of full entitlement. In this situation, the claim is pro-rated to the number of weeks provided. Please note that you will not be able to claim the balance of funded hours elsewhere.
The maximum FEE that can be claimed with Banstead Preparatory School is 15 hours per week. Childcare Providers are able to set their own hours and we support a maximum of 3 hours per morning session and/or 5 hours for a full day, up to the maximum of 15 hours per week, to be claimed. Please be aware that the 15 hours of FEE funding only covers part of our fees and additional charges are payable.
Childcare vouchers are accepted and further details are available on the fees page.