Funded childcare places are known as 'The Free Entitlement' offer all 3 to 4 year olds
You can calculate when funded childcare will start for your child using the online eligibility checker.
Where can my child take up their childcare?
You can access the funded entitlement at most OFSTED registered childcare providers. These include:
- Private day nurseries
- Pre-school playgroups
- Maintained nurseries (nurseries attached to a school)
- Childminders and childminder agencies
- Independent schools
Details of all childcare providers can be found on the Children and families service finder.