top of page

Funding Information

​EEF Funding

The Government provides early education funding (EEF) so that your child can attend up to 30 hours of early years education per week for up to 38 weeks a year at pre-school from the “calendar block” after their third birthday.

Calendar blocks

1 January – 31 March - children having their 3rd birthday between these dates can claim from the Summer funding block (after the Easter holiday)

1 April – 31 August - children having their 3rd birthday between these dates can claim from the Autumn funding block (after the Summer holiday)

1 September – 31 December - children having their 3rd birthday between these dates can claim from the Spring funding block (after the Christmas holiday)


Buckinghamshire County Council

Tel: 0845 6884944


Website: Free Entitlement - Funding for 2, 3 & 4 years olds:




Free Entitilement for 2 Year Olds


Sunny Days Pre-School is one of the few providers in the country that are

eligble to claim for 2 year old funds because we were awarded 'GOOD' from

OFSTED. From September 2013 free childcare has been available for eligible

two year olds. 

Under current regulations only children whose parents/guardians are in

receipt of any of the following are entitled to 2 year old funding:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


Children could also be eligible under the following criteria:


  • Families receiving Working Tax Credit and have annual gross earnings of no more than £16,190 a year

  • Children receiving a current statement of SEN or an education, health and care plan

  • Children attracting Disability Living Allowance

  • Children looked after by the Local Authority

  • Children leaving care through special guardianship or through an adoption or residence order.







2 year old children that do not qualify for funded sessions need to pay £18 per session.


Additional hours’ access will be charged for services used over 15 hours. The pre-school will open at 8:30am for parents who need to get to work and need to drop their in children early. An extra £2.50 will be charged per child for 30 minutes. For afternoon sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cost is £15 per session.






bottom of page