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Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) for 3 & 4 year olds

Is your child 3 or 4 years old? There may be extra funding to help your childcare provider or school improve your child's education. Your provider will be able to claim this extra funding if you receive one of the following benefits: Income Support Income…

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework sets the standards for how children from birth to 5 years will learn and develop. The EYFS promotes teaching and learning to ensure a child’s readiness for school. It also provides a good foundation for their future progress…

Childcare Checklist

You can take this checklist along with you when you visit a childcare setting. you can adapt this if you are visiting a childminder. Click here for the different types of childcare available These questions and points can act as a guideline to what to ask and…

30 hours funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

To see this page in other languages, click ‘Select Language’ at the bottom of this page. All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for up to 15 hours of funded childcare and early education a week for 38 weeks a year.  Eligible working families can get up to 15 hours…

Free childcare and other help with childcare costs

You can get help paying for childcare as long as your childcare provider is registered* Support schemes currently available are: 15 hours of free childcare for 2 year olds for children with DLA, if a child is not getting DLA then check here to see if…