All children qualify from the start of the term after their 3rd birthday. To qualify for a term your child must turn 3 by the following dates:
Spring term – 31st December
Summer term – 31st March
Autumn term – 31st August
To qualify for the full funding your child must attend for at least 5 sessions of at least 2.5 hours for the full number of weeks in the NEF duration of term. All children are entitled to NEF and it is not means-tested in any way.