Early Education

Whether it’s nursery, pre-school or a childminder – find the best start to prepare your child for school.

  • All 3 and 4 year olds can get 15 hours free early education (570 hours per year).  You can use these from the term after your child turns 3.
  • Use these hours with a school, childminder, day nursery or pre-school. Contact them about place availability and when your child can start.
  • Some 2 year olds can get 15 hours free early education, depending on your circumstances.
  • Some 3 and 4 year olds can get an extra 15 hours childcare. This will depend on your circumstances


Childcare Choices: Childcare Choices website has gone live

The government website Childcare Choices, which brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time has gone live.This website allows parents to sign up for tax free childcare and check eligibility for 30 hours free childcare .
Parents can check their eligibility for 30 hours free childcare and will be able to receive an eligibility code through the system now.  https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/