Stretched Entitlement

Is your child in receipt of FREE 2, 3 or 4 year funding?

Did you know that you could stretch term time sessions into the school holidays?

Stretched entitlement allows children who are eligible for 2, 3 and 4 year funding to be able to access their childcare provider throughout the holidays instead of just term time.


If a parent chooses stretched entitlement then their child could attend their setting for some or all of the school holidays.

Stretched entitlement gives parents the flexibility to be able to fit childcare around their work and still access funding throughout the year.

For example a child can stretch their funding across 47 weeks per year and have 12 hours per week.

We offer a wide range of funding patterns to meet the individual needs of each parent and child.

Terms and conditions


- Funding is calculated from 1st April until 31st March.

- Funding will be stretched from the term your child is entitled until 31st March.

- Stretched entitlement funding cannot be changed from stretched to term time only, once stretched entitlement is in place.

- Funding hours can be adjusted to suit throughout the holidays but cannot be adjusted through term time.

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