All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year.
Here at The Sue Hedley Nursery School this is taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.
You can start claiming after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is…
Child’s birthday When you can claim
1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January
We may offer children unfunded places early depending on spaces available, and date of birthday.