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15 and 30 hours free early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Free early education for 3 and 4-year-olds All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up to 38 weeks per year.  However, this universal entitlement is flexible and can be accessed over a…

30 hours early education and childcare for three and four-year-olds

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…

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

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…

Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…

Ofsted registered childcare in Westminster

Information about Ofsted registered childcare provision is held by Westminster Family Information Service (FIS).  Listings of all Ofsted registered childcare provision is available via this directory. Please contact Westminster Family Information Service on 07971 625922 or Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk if you need further assistance to find childcare to meet your requirements.…

Providers offering 30 hours free childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found below: The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

Questions to ask a childcare provider

There are many things you should consider when looking for childcare, particularly those that you feel will help your child. How long have you been working with children? What experience do they have of supporting children with additional needs. What qualifications and/or training do staff…