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2 year olds

3 and 4 year olds - free universal

3 and 4 year olds - extended entitlement (30 hours free childcare)

4 and 5 year olds                                                                                     

What are the benefits for me and my child? 

This is a very important stage for your child's development. Early education means they will:

  • learn
  • play with friends
  • experience new activities
  • get ready for school

You don't have to be working to get free childcare but you might choose to:

  • take up a college course
  • go back to work
  • get ideas on how to help your child learn and play
  • or just have more time for other things!