From August 2021, funded nursery hours increased from 600 to 1140 hours for all 3-5 year olds and eligible 2 year-olds. You can receive your hours in a school or private nursery, childminder or community group. You can find out more information on 1140 hours, including all of the available providers 

All funded providers must meet the National Standard for Early Learning and Childcare as outlined in our funded provider agreement.

Additional support needs

All local authority nursery settings and funded providers have places for children with additional support needs. If your child has additional support needs, you should discuss the level and nature of these needs with the head teacher or centre manager, to ensure that your child receives the support required to make the most of their time in nursery.