Funded Early Years Education and Childcare

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free early education (570 hours per year). You can use these from the term after your child turns 3 with a pre-school, school, childminder or day nursery.

Contact us directly about place availability and when your child can start.

Some 3 and 4 year olds can get an extra 15 hours childcare (30 hours funding in total). This will depend on your circumstances.

More information can also be found by visiting www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

Your child may have a mix of sessions (morning session, afternoon session or all day session to include lunch), up to the 15 hours allocation per week, subject to availability.

 

Children who become 3 by the end of August are eligible for free sessions in September. Children who become 3 by the end of December are eligible for free sessions in January. Children who become 3 by the end of March are eligible for free sessions in April.