My DS is starting in Reception at a private school in September. I know that the Nursery in the school is Early Years funding registered.
Having just read the County Council leaflet on Early Years funding in connection with my younger DD, I've noticed that it says children are eligible for funding from the term after they turn 3 until they start at a state primary or the term after they turn 5.
My DS turns 5 in the first term is it at school - does this mean I'm entitled to Early Years funding for my first term?
I guess it depends on the school and I will ask them but I wondered if anyone else had experience of this.
Yes this certainly has happened to us in the past. Your prep school should provide you with the relevant paperwork to submit to the local authority in the first term and you will get discounted fees. It will be claimed from the local authority where the school is sited, not where u live ( if there's a difference, ifswim.)
It depends entirely on whether the school is Ofsted inspected or not. My DD school is so we would have received funding for her first 2 terms at private school. DS's school isn't and so we didn't. Check with the school's finance office.