Early years education

Free education 3-4 year olds

The Nursery Education Fund ensures all three and four year olds access foundation stage education.

15 hours free early education

Parents may be eligible for 15 hours free early education funding for their two year old.

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Early Years Foundation Stage

The framework for childcare and early education from birth to 5.

FAQs - Free nursery education

Common questions and answers about the Nursery Education Fund.

Options for parents

Find out when and what you can apply for depending on your childs age.

Free books for children

Bookstart inspires a love of books and reading.

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Outdoors for under fives

Making the most of outdoor areas and offering children stimulating learning experiences.

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