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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Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get help with your childcare costs from the government.

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Reminder for parents claiming 30 hours childcare in the autumn term 2021

All parents who are working, have a 3 or 4 year old and want to claim funded extended hours (30 hours funding), must make sure they have applied to HMRC no later than 31 August 2021 for funding to start from 1 September.

All parents with a 30 hours code need to make sure their details are up to date. You must do this every three months: sign into your childcare account.