NURSERY EDUCATION ENTITLEMENT
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.
The date you can start claiming depends on your child’s birthday.
|Child’s birthday||When you can claim|
|1 January to 31 March||The beginning of term on or after 1 April|
|1 April to 31 August||The beginning of term on or after 1 September|
|1 September to 31 December||The beginning of term on or after 1 January|
You do not have to use the full entitlement if you don't want to.
The 15 hours entitlement can be shared with another provider if you wish, but you cannot claim for more than 15 hours a week in total.
The entitlement stops once your child starts reception class in a state school