What is Early Education Entitlement?

Early Education Entitlement is effectively free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds (and some 2 year olds who meet certain criteria), funded by the government. All children are entitled to 570 free hours at nursery per year, starting from the term after their third birthday. You are able to book additional hours on top of your free hours if you would like to but this will be at cost to you.

When can my child access their Early Education Entitlement?

All children can begin to receive their free education hours from the term after their third birthday:

1st April to 31st August

Can access their free entitlement…
Beginning of the Autumn term


St Gregory's Child Care Trust
St James' Square
GL50 3QG
Phone: 01242 515387
OfSted URN: EY267801
Registered charity (nr. 1099491)