Your child can start free childcare in the funding period following their third birthday until they start a place in school Reception class usually the September following their 4th birthday. All three and four-year-old children can receive up to hours of free early education and childcare per year.
Childcare funding born on or between: Will be eligible for a free place from: 1 April and 31 August 1 September following their third birthday 1 September and 31 December 1 January following their third birthday 1 January and 31 March 1 April following their third birthday.
If your child is the correct age for the universal entitlement and you and your partner if applicable are in work, your child could be eligible for an additional hours per year on top of the universal entitlement 1, total. You can search for care provider near your home or work on the Peterborough Information Network website. Spreading the entitlement over the year is a flexible option, particularly useful for working parents.
Contents. You do not need to apply for this entitlement. You can choose to only use free hours and childcare providers cannot insist that you 'add-on' extras such as food costs or additional hours of childcare.
If they do, you will be asked by the childcare provider to complete a form before your child starts. For more details about all government schemes, visit the childcare choices website. You will also be asked to provide identification for your child such as birth certificate to allow them to check your child is the right age for the universal entitlement.
Request an accessible format. All pre-schools and day nurseries, and most childminders in Peterborough offer the universal entitlement for three and four-year-olds. This is known as 30 hours free childcare.
You should contact the childcare provider of your choice to see if they have space for your. Free entitlement Your child can start free childcare in the funding period following their third birthday until they start a place in school Reception class usually the September following their 4th birthday.