The free early education and childcare must be with an approved childcare provider.
Eligibility stops at the end of the term before your child is due to start reception class,
The government offers a free place for up to 15hrs a week the term after your child’s 3rd birthday, if you attend extra hours fees will be worked out for you allowing for your free entitlement.
Your child is eligible for this funding the term beginning after their third birthday
Birthdays falling between / Eligible from
1 September – 31 December / January (Spring term)
1 January – 31 March / April (Summer term)
1 April – 31 August / September (Autumn term)
How many hours of early years entitlement can my child have?
Funding through the Early Years Team is up to a maximum of 38 weeks of the year.