Early Learning and childcare

Funded early learning and childcare

All 4 year olds are entitled to 600 hours of funded Early Learning and Childcare. 

Only those 3 year olds who are eligible in August 2018 will be entitled to the full 600 hours.

Those eligible in January and April will only be entitled to a proportion of the 600 hour entitlement. Parents can choose to use the hours flexibly as long as no more than 16 hours per week or 8 hours per day over a minimum of 38 weeks is taken.

Not all providers will be able to deliver extended hours.

Enrol for Early Learning and Childcare places between Monday 12 February and Friday 16 February 2018.

You will be able to enrol eligible children for places in a school nursery online or in person during enrolment week.

To enrol for a place in a Partner Centre or Playgroup parents should contact them directly for details of their enrolment procedures.

Early Learning and Childcare Enrolment Guidance for Parents 2018-19

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