When is funding is 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.

Information can be found on the Childcare Choices website, including the Childcare Calculator, which helps parents find out which schemes are available.