Every child is entitled to a minimum 15 universal hours per week from the term after they turn 3. There is also funding available for some 2 year olds,
3 & 4 Year olds
Every child is entitled to 570 hours free childcare per year, which equates to 15 hours per week in term time. The term after your child turns 3, you will no longer have to pay for the first 15 hours of childcare. Parents do not have to apply for this, Thorner Preschool will apply on your behalf.
Extended funded Entitlement of 30 hours
This is available to parents/carers of 3 and 4 year olds where: Both parents are working