Childcare funding

Nursery Education Grant

Funding is available for all three and four year olds attending an eligible childcare provider (day nurseries, pre-schools or independent schools in the private, voluntary and maintained sector) in the borough.

Your child's place will be funded if he/she attends any childcare provider registered to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Children are eligible from the term after their third birthday. Your child must be aged three by:

  • 31 March to start the summer term
  • 31 August to start the autumn term
  • 31 December to start the spring term

To secure a place for your child and ensure they receive the grant, please talk to your childcare provider as early as possible.

To get a list of these eligible providers contact the Family Information Service.