Funding

Government funding for 3 to 4 year olds for up to 15 hours per week

Early Years Education scheme, Hampshire County Council will pay for part-time pre-school education for three and four year olds, up to fifteen hours a week during the Hampshire school term time. Parents can use their funding entitlement at Patchwork over a two day period and, if they wish, add additional sessions outside the scheme to cover their childcare needs.

Patchwork offers 18 places at each childcare session for children aged 3 to 5 years. These places are available to parents who wish take up the term time only funding option on a first come first served basis.

Here are some examples of how the funded places may be taken:

  • Five, three hour sessions from Monday to Friday
  • Three, five hour sessions from Monday to Friday
  • One full day and one morning or afternoon session

To apply for childcare funding please contact the Patchwork Pre-School Manager, Nicola Baxter, on 01962 73751 or complete our enquiry form here.

Early Years Education funded children can start at the following times:

Start Time Collection Time
8.00 am 11.00 am
8.30 am 11.30 am
9.00 am 12.00 pm
9.30 am 12.30 pm
10.00 am 1.00 pm
1.30 pm 1.30 pm
2.00 pm 2.00 pm
2.30 pm 2.30 pm