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Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE)

Here at Sheering Village Pre-School we are able to offer Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE) funded by the government. 


The FEEE is at the heart of the Government’s vision for all children to have access to high quality early years education. Evidence shows that regular good quality early education has long lasting benefits for all children.


The FEEE for three and four year olds is a universal free provision, of 15 hours per week, for every child from the term following their third birthday up until they reach compulsory school age.

The FEEE for three and four year olds for 30 hours per week is also offered by Sheering Village Pre-School.  This is available to qualifying families only, with criteria set by the government.  Please click here to be directed to the website.

The FEEE for two year olds is not universal and can only be accessed by families meeting certain criteria.  You will find a parent guide, issued by Essex County Council, explaining more about the FEEE and criteria by clicking here.


(where payable)

The cost of a 3 hour session where funding isn't available (ie for a child under 3 years who may not qualify for 2 year funding)  is £15.00 per session.

We have tried to keep these sessions as affordable as possible.  We have found this short video clip which explains exactly the pressure that pre-schools are under.  It will also explain why we have to charge these fees for non-funded children - which is essentially to make ends meet.

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