Pre-school Early Education
All 3 and 4 year olds whose parents require it are entitled to a funded part-time early education place of up to 15 hours per week during term time. Use the link for a comprehensive list of nurseries in your area.
Children who attend a nursery where funded places are available will be eligible for a funded place from the term following their 3rd birthday see guidance publication below for full details.
Early Education places are available in a variety of settings that are inspected by Ofsted. Please use the links above for further information.
The City Council is offering a limited number of free early education places to children aged two to enhance their learning opportunities and support low income families.
2-year-old offer places are available to parents who meet the eligibility criteria. There is no guarantee that an application will result in a place being offered and places will be prioritised to those parents who are in training/studying, volunteering or about to start work.
Download a copy of the FAQs also the document below that shows nurseries in your area delivering the 2 year old offer for further information. Please note that some of Westminster's Network Childminders are also able to deliver this offer.
The City Council have produced a guide for parents with children starting primary and nursery schools in September 2013. To download a copy of the guide 'Your choice for primary education' brochure please go to Schools Admissions page or contact the Schools Admissions Team on 020 7641 1816/1817.
Contact the FIS helpline on 020 7641 7929 or email for more information.
Download information sheets to find out more about early years education.
- Nursery Education Funding
- Nursery Education Funding Leaflet
- FAQs - 2 year old offer
- Nurseries delivering the 2 year old offer
- Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
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