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Free Early Learning for Three and Four Year Olds

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). The grant applies during term time only.

The grant can only be used at nurseries that are registed with the local authority and that comply with the requirements of EYFS. We are pleased that we meet both these requirements and are able to offer government funded childcare under this scheme.

 

When Does My Child Qualify For a Free Place?

If your child is born between: They are eligible for a free place from:
1 April and 31 August 1 September following their third birthday or the beginning of the autumn* school term
1 September and 31 December 1 January following their third birthday or the beginning of the spring* school term
1 January and 31 March 1 April following their third birthday or the beginning of the summer* school term

* Based on a three-term school year

Free Early Learning for Two-Year Olds

From the 1st September 2013, the Governement introduced legislation that has effected 20% of 2-year olds in the UK to be eligble for funded early learning places. Eligibility for these places is dependant on your families circumstances and local authorities are responsible for awarding funds.

How do I apply?

There is no need for you to contact the local authority directly or fill out an application form. We can do this on your behalf. For more information and to see if your child is entitled to funding please contact us.

More Information

To learn more about the free nursery education grant click on the image to the right