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Early Years Funding

Early education places for 3 and 4 year olds

  • All 3 and 4 years olds are entitled to Funded Early Education and can use childminders, pre-school playgroup, nurseries or Children's Centres who are registered with Gloucester County Council to deliver nursery education.

  • Full eligibility and entitlement details and childcare provider details can be found on the Glos Families directory.


Achieving 2 year olds (A2YO) funding

Does your family meet the criteria for Free School Meals?  Do you receive working tax credits?  Is your household income less than £16,190? 

  • Your child could be entitled to 15 hours a week (570 hours per year) of free early learning childcare.

  • Places are available at childminders, pre-school groups, nurseries or Children's Centres who have signed an agreement with us to provide nursery education for 2 year olds.

  • For more information, childcare provider details and access to the Citizen Portal (to check eligibility) please visit Glos Families directory.


30 hours entitlement and tax-free childcare

  • From September 2017 some 3 and 4 ears olds may be entitled to an additional 570 hours of free childcare over 38 weeks of the year.  Full details can be found on the Glos Families directory.


Any questions?

Contact the Family Information Service on 01452 427362 or Freephone 0800 542 02 02 (calls to the Freephone number may be charged, check with your network provider)