When is funding available?

All three- and four-year-olds can get up to 570 hours of free early years education per year. Your child will become eligible for free early years education in the funding term after their third birthday.  

30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds and Tax-Free Childcare/Childcare vouchers are also available for working preschool parents. The following article will give you comprehensive details on what works for working families:  https://workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/already-get-vouchers-should-i-switch-to-tax-free-childcare/. Please also see this link, which includes a calculator on how much childcare support you can expect to receive https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Please also see the myth busting Q&A sheet on Tax-Free childcare below.

We do accept children from the age of 2, but this is dependent on whether we feel they are ready and how well they settle in the preschool environment

More information is available here Funded childcare for 2-year olds.

Parents can check their eligibility for 2-year-old funding on the Citizens' portal.

For any general questions relating to the application and eligibility checking of any 2-year-old funding, you can email Devon County Council using this email address: 2info@devon.gov.uk