Providing free early years places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

This page helps you find out who to contact about providing free early years places.

Free Play and Learn for 2 year olds

If you have a good or outstanding Ofsted inspection outcome, you can offer free play and learn sessions for eligible two year olds. For more information contact our Childcare Places Team on telephone 03000 268 914.

Free early education for 3 and 4 year olds

To find out more about offering free early years places for three and four year olds telephone 03000 262 789. 

Funding arrangements

Visit our funding arrangements for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds page to find out about funding arrangements for Free Play and Learn for two year olds, and Early Education entitlement for three and four year olds.

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