Funding

  Your child qualifies for a free place  
  If your child is born between: Child is eligible for a free place from:  
 
1 April and 31 August
1 September following their third birthday or the beginning of the autumn school term  
 
1 September and 31 December
1 January following their third birthday or the beginning of the spring school term  
 
1 January and 31 March
1 April following their third birthday or the beginning of the summer school term  
 

Your child could get free early education from 1 September, 1 January or 1 April after their 2nd birthday subject to you must be getting one of the following:

 
  - Income Support  
  - Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)  
  - Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)  
  - Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act  
  - The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit  
  - Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income not over £16,190  
  - The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)  

Child Care Vouchers