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3 year old funding 

All 3 to 4 year olds in england can get 570 free hours per year. it is usually taken as 15 hours a week over 38 weeks of the year, some 3 to 4 year olds are eligable for 30 hours a week.


 15 hours free childcare

* for all families in england

* with 3 & 4 year old children 

* 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks

* A total of 570 hours per year 

Am i eligable? 

15 hours of free childcare is avaiable for all familes in england

Where can i use it?

* Nurseries

* Childminders

* Schools

* After school clubs

* Sure Start Childrens Centres 

* Sessional providers (eg playgroups)

From 1st january, 1st April or 1st September following your childs 3rd birthday.

What isnt covered 

The 15 free hours childcare/early education offer is not intended to cover the cost of meals, other consumables such as nappies or sun cream, additional hours or additional activities such as trips. Providers may charge a fee for these additions. If you choose to pay for these it is an arrangement between you and the childcare provider.

To find out more information on funding for 3 and 4 year olds please click the link below


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