Free Nursery Education

Nursery education funding

As an accredited childminder, I am able to offer parents a free part-time nursery education place for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Nursery education funding is an alternative for parents who do not wish to access a free part-time nursery education place at a council maintained nursery or reception class. This entitlement may be taken flexibly over a minimum of two days up to five days per week.

With effect from September, 2017, the government has introduced funded childcare for up to 30 hours for working parents (subject to criteria).