Free childcare and education for 3 to 4-year-olds
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England receive 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. We stretch the termly entitlement over 51 weeks of the year.
30-hours free childcare and education
Children of parents meeting certain criteria will be eligible for the extended entitlement which provides an additional 570 hours of free childcare per year. This will be stretched over the full year in the same way as the 15 hours. Check your child’s eligibility for the 30 hours.
We offer a small number of 15 hours and 30 hours fully funded places – please contact the Pre-Prep Manager for more information. Please note the fully funded places offered are at set times.
For further information and to find answers to frequently-asked questions about 30-hours Free Childcare Entitlement, please download our Parent’s Guide below.
When you can start claiming
The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.
|Child’s birthday||When you can claim|
|1st January to 31st March||The beginning of term on or after 1st April|
|1st April to 31st August||The beginning of term on or after 1st September|
|1st September to 31st December||The beginning of term on or after 1st January|
Your child was born on 15th July 2018. You can receive free childcare when the next term starts after 1st September 2021.
The free early education and childcare must be with an approved childcare provider.
Eligibility stops at the end of the term before your child is due to start reception class.
If you have any queries about free entitlement, please contact the Pre-Prep Manager.
Register at our Pre Prep