Free Early Years Education funding

Eligible families of two year olds and all three and four year olds are entitled to some free early years education

Free early years education places are available in Ofsted registered: 

  • school nursery classes
  • state or private nursery schools (including independent schools)
  • day nurseries
  • playgroups or pre-schools, and
  • childminders

They must be approved by the local authority to deliver Early Years Education (EYE).


Childcare Choices


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The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.

Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

Visit Childcare choices

Important Message
Parents - get your 30 hours childcare code in good time for the autumn term starting September 2019: apply now. Don’t forgot to reconfirm for 30 Hours and Tax-Free Childcare if you already receive it.