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 is also available for working parents. Both these options are available in pre-school.

Detailed information can be found here: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk  or on the 'Childcare choices' image below including the Childcare Calculator, which helps parents find out which schemes are available. 

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