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Free Early Education Places

2, 3 and 4 year olds.

Free early education for two year olds is a funded scheme which entitles some children to access a place in a pre-school, nursery or with a childminder for 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year.

To find out if your child is eligible for a two year funded place, please contact your local Children's Centre where we can complete your eligibilty via our online service. You will need your child's nhs number and your national insurance number. Alternatively please view the online eligibility questionaire here.

The staff at the Children's Centres can help you find a setting for your child to access. Each Centre has a list of settings in there area that accept two year funding. We have close partnerships with the local Early Years Settings.

All three and four year olds are also entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year.

If you would like more information about Childcare Choices please view 'A parents guide to childcare choices' here.