Free childcare and early education for 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks a year.

You can take these 15 hours as flexibly as your childcare provider is able to offer. Some providers are able to extend the hours over 52 weeks using fewer hours each week.

3 year olds can start their free place at the beginning of the term following their third birthday.

Apply directly to the childcare provider.

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