Funding a Nursery Place

FSN offer Early Years Education Entitlement (EYEE) at all nurseries.
 
All EYEE sessions are provided completely free of charge in 3 or 6 hour blocks as follows;
9am to 12pm, 12pm to 3pm, 9am to 3pm. Monday – Friday – Term Time Only
 
3 & 4 Year old Funding – Universal Offer -  is for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks, from the funding period after your child’s 3rd birthday.
3 & 4 Year old Funding – Extended Offer -  is for up to 30 hours per week for 38 weeks, from the funding period after your child’s 3rd birthday, eligibility criteria apply.
2 Year old Funding -  is for up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks, eligibility criteria apply.
 
All care provided outside of these hours is chargeable on an hourly basis.
 
For further information on getting help with childcare costs please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

SuccessES


2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments

"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started a Level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown