Free Early Education and Childcare Entitlements
Children like to explore the world around them, play with other children and have fun. Good early years education from a young age can help boost child development. Early education is about learning through play. Children will learn through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework which aims to promote children's development, well being and interest in learning.
The Free Early Education and Childcare Entitlements can give you more time to take up a college course or return to work, as well as give your child the opportunity to learn, play with friends, experience new activities and get ready for school.
To find out about all the government support/scheme available to parents to help meet the cost of childcare visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
There are 3 types of free early education and childcare available for children aged 2 to 4 years, each with different eligibility criteria.
- Free Early Education and Childcare for 2 year olds (15 hours)
- Free Universal Early Education and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds (15 hours)
- Free Extended Early Education and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds (30 hours)
For more information on the Free Early Education and Childcare Entitlements please contact the Sutton Family Information Service on 020 8770 6000