Early Years Education (EYE) funding

Eligible 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to a free funded early years education (EYE).

Families can access the free early years place with any approved early years setting. These could include school nursery classes, day nurseries, pre-schools and childminders.

Ofsted registration and Hampshire County Council approval

To provide Early Years Education services in Hampshire providers need to be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), and approved by Services for Young Children (SfYC) on behalf of Hampshire County Council.

EYE funding registration process

To join the Early Years Education funding scheme new childcare providers must complete the approval process. Contact your Childcare Development and Business Officer at the local SfYC office for more information.

Further information

Further information about the Early Years Education funding scheme