Free early education funding and childcare

All three and four year olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year. This is often taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some two year olds are also eligible. This early education can be accessed from a range of childcare providers across the city including –

  • • nursery schools and classes
  • • day nurseries
  • • children’s centres
  • • pre-schools and playgroups
  • • certain childminders.

Contact your chosen early education provider direct.

Last reviewed: 01/08/2019