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Early Years Education, Funding & Childcare

Deciding the type of childcare you want for your child is an important decision, so it is a good idea to get as much information as possible before deciding what is best for you and your child.

There are several different options for pre-school childcare:

  • Childminders
  • Pre-schools
  • Day Nurseries
  • Nannies (Home Childcarer)
  • Nanny & Au Pair Agencies
  • Out of School Childcare

All 3 and 4 year olds are currently entitled to 15 hours of free early education per week during term time (or 570 hours per year over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year)  This entitlement comes into effect from the term after a child’s 3rd birthday and can be used in a variety of settings including; preschools, day nurseries and registered childminders.  Some eligible 2 year olds may also qualify for the funding.  Please scroll down to the Useful Information section on this webpage for more details.

Disclaimer: The Council does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the links or services included in this services guide - please read our Disclaimer in full (link at the top of this page) before using this services guide.

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