Free childcare for 2, 3 & 4 year-olds
3 & 4 year old funding
The government offers a free place for up to 15hrs a week the term after your child’s 3rd birthday, if you attend extra hours fees will be worked out for you allowing for your free entitlement.
Your child be eligible for this funding the term starting after their third birthday
Birthday between / Eligible from
1 September - 31 December / January (Spring term)
1 January - 31 March / April (Summer term)
1 April - 31 August / September (Autumn term)
How many hours of early years entitlement can my child have?
Your child is entitled to 15 hours a week funded by Ealing Council through the Early Years Team, up to a maximum of 38 weeks of the year.
Check your entitlement to 30 Hours Funding
2 Year old Funding
If you are on a low income, or unemployed and meet eligibilty criteria , your two year old may be eligible for a free childcare place at a preschool or nursery.
This funding is for 15 hours a week (taken over a minimum of three days), 38 weeks of the year and starts the term after your child's second birthday.
Your child will be in a safe and happy environment with the opportunity to develop self-confidence, interact with other children, develop their language skills and learn something new.
Once your child turns three, the two-year-old funding stops and and their place will be funded through the three and four-year-old free childcare entitlement that is offered to every child in the UK.
To find out if you are eligible for free childcare for your two-year-old and how to apply, contact the Family Information services.
Tel: 020 8825 5588