Early years education

Free education 3-4 year olds

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

Early Years Foundation Stage

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

Free early education for 2 year olds

Some 2 year olds are eligible for 15 hours free early education funding

Image of man and child playing provided by 4Children and the photographer Gary Manhine

Free books for children

Bookstart inspires a love of books and reading.

mother child reading a book

Early Support

Brings together services working with children under 5 who have complex health needs or disabilities

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