all three and four year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free
childcare and early education a week for up to 38 weeks a
year. This is to give children the opportunity to take part
in planned learning activities, and help prepare them for school
through the early learning goals set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a universal
offer and is available to all children regardless of their family
As of September 2017 working families who meet the eligibility criteria are able to claim an additional 15 hours per week. We have recently joined the scheme and welcome families with the additional funding into our setting where they are able to have 3 full days sessions to learn and prepare for school.