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.
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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.