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30 Hours Early Education and Childcare for Three and Four-year-olds (Extended Entitlement)

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.   Children in some families are now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the 30…

Additional 15 hours’ free childcare for 3 & 4 year olds for working parents

All 3 & 4 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 provision can be accessed in school nursery classes, private day nurseries and Pre-schools and also with…

Becoming a childminder

Interested in becoming a childminder or childcare provider? Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. If you are interested in becoming a…

Busy2s - Free early education for 2 year olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your 2 year old have additional needs or has left care? You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 15 hours during term time or 11 hours per week throughout…

Childcare careers and courses

Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? The Family Information Service can point you in the right direction. Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the Early Years team can help. Call on 020 7641 7929…

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Disability Access Fund

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DFA is available to Early Years…

Early Years Inclusion Funding

From April 2017, new statutory duties were placed upon Local Authorities for supporting children with SEND. This particularly targets children in the early years and accessing 30 hours free childcare.  The Early Years Inclusion Fund is to support 3 & 4 year olds who get…

Early Years Service

Early years services Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives…

Free early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Free early education for 3 and 4-year-olds Three and four-year-olds are guaranteed free places at registered centres or providers whatever your circumstances or income. You could get up to £678.30 per term if your child attends 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the…
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