Early years and childcare
We provide information and support for children, young people parents, carers and childcare providers on early years places for eligible two, three and four year old children. Find information on how to claim your child’s free place, what you and your child will get out of a free entitlement place, setting up as a childcare provider offering these free places or any other support regarding eligible two, three and four year old funded places.
Early Years places help prepare your child for school making it easier for them when they start in primary school. The School Readiness leaflet explains how you will know your child is ready and what you can do to help your child.