In the term following your child’s 3rd birthday (or, depending on eligibility, 2nd birthday), you may be entitled to government funding for free sessions.
This initiative means that all 3 and 4 year olds in England can get a maximum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (term time only), which equates to 570 hours of free childcare per year. These funded hours can be taken in blocks of 3 hours, either 9am – 12noon or 1pm – 4pm.
For access to 2 year old funding, you will need a letter of eligibility from your local council.
For more information on the Nursery Education Grant funding scheme, visit the gov.uk information page or ask your Nursery Manager.