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Childcare calculator - what are you entitled to?

A government childcare calculator to help you find what you are entitled to. Before using the calculator, you will need to know the following information for this year about you and your partner (if you have one) including: how much your family gets in benefits…

Relatives providing childcare

If you are using a relative to look after your child without payment, they do not have to register with Ofsted. If you are paying your relative and want help with these costs, various rules can apply. Government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year…

Free childcare for 2 year olds

To see this page in other languages, click ‘Select Language’ at the bottom of this page. If you have a two year old child they may be able to get up to 15 hours free childcare and early learning at a an Ofsted registered private day nursery,…

Nursery class open days for September 2020 admission

If your child was born was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 they can start in a nursery class in September 2020.  Applications will open on 1 January 2020 and close on 1 May 2020. This page will be updated as open days…

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…