Early Years Exemption

Information for parents

Monkton Combe School is registered for Early Years Exemption (EYE) through Bath and North East Somerset Council.

EYE is childcare funding from the Government, currently available to all children aged 2, 3 and 4. The funding begins from the term after your child’s second or third birthday and lasts until they start school at the statutory age. From April 1st 2024 this funding extends to 2 year olds of working families. This commences at the beginning of the term after your child's second birthday. 

Our registration allows us to offer our parents 15 hours per week of funding at the BANES basic provision rate.

Monkton Early Years provision extends beyond a basic level of provision and therefore our rates are higher than the BANES rate. Our rates for 2024-25 can be found here.

Monkton prides itself on the service level it offers in its early years education provision which includes additional enrichment activities and specialist tuition.  

The list of additional items and services provided by Monkton over the basic level of provision is extensive and includes the following:

  • Specialist tuition with qualified teachers which may include:
    - PE 
    - Drama
    - Music 
    - French
    - Outdoor education
  • Access to the main school facilities including the dining hall, performing arts centre and outdoor facilities
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Consumables 

In addition, Monkton’s early years offering provides enhanced service levels through the use of:    

  • Qualified teaching staff
  • Staff to child ratios often in excess of regulated requirements
  • Purpose built building, located in an inspiring setting

We will ensure that your invoices clearly reflect the 15 hours of basic level EYE funding alongside the full Monkton service level of fees. If you wish your child to be excluded from elements of the additional services please contact the Assistant Head Lower School at Monkton.