As a parent or carer of a 2, 3 or 4 year old, you many be entitled to up to 15 hours of free funded childcare.

Early Years Funding for 2 Year Olds

Your 2 year old child may qualify for a free early years place if your home address is in Nottinghamshire and they are either classed as a looked after child or if you receive one of the following benefits:

income support
income-based jobseeker’s allowance
income-related employment support allowance
support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
guarantee element of state pension credit
child tax credit, but not working tax credit and your yearly income does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HerMajesty’s Revenue and Customs)

Places are available for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year (term time only).

Click here to download Nottinghamshire County Councils Information Sheet

Early Years Funding for 3-4 Year Olds

All three and four year old children are entitled to a free early education place. Places are available for 15 hours per week for 38 weeks per year (term time only).

When can my child have a place?

If your child’s birthday is between

1st January and 31st March they will be eligible for free nursery education from the start of the Summer Term
1st April and 31st August they will be eligible for free nursery education from the start of the Autumn Term
1st September and 31st December  they will be eligible for free nursery education from the start of the Spring Term

Click here to download Nottinghamshire County Councils Information Sheet

Early Years Funding

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