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Childminding Service for 0 - 15 year old's

Nursery Education -

Funded places for 3 - 4 year old's

Children aged 3 & 4 years are entitled to access 15 hours of free nursery provision each week for 38 weeks of the year. In some case your child may be entitled to an additional 15 hours per week. This will need to be claimed separately and updated each term.

The nursery education places we provide can be fairly flexible, depending on availability. Although we are only able to claim a minimum of 2 hours or a maximum of 6 hours per day and these must be the same hours every week,. Maybe you want to share the 15 hours between a nursery and childminder? Maybe you want regular sessions?

If we don't have what you need straight away - we can put your details on our waiting list and will contact you as soon as a place becomes available that meets your needs.

PLEASE NOTE

Funded places are sometimes available for 2 year old's

- subject to status requirements -

Please speak to your

Health visitor or support worker

for further details.

When will your child be eligible for a free nursery education place?

Child born between

Will be eligible for a place   

1st April and 31st August 

The start of the Autumn Term

following their 3rd birthday

1st September and 31st December

The start of the Spring Term

following their 3rd birthday

1st January and 31st March

The start of the Summer Term

following their 3rd birthday

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) brings together: Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (2000), the Birth to Three Matters National Standards for Under 8s Daycare and Childminding (2003), building a coherent and flexible approach to care and learning.

All providers are required to use the EYFS to ensure that whatever setting parents choose, they can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.