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Early Years funding for 3 and 4 year olds

Coronavirus - update on Government Early Years Entitlements

Funding for early years childcare offers to continue in the event of Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures.  The full statement can be found on the GOV.UK news story - Free childcare offers to continue during coronavirus closures.

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of early years education or childcare per year. If this is taken during term-time only, this would work out as 15 hours a week over 38 weeks of the year.

From September 2017, the government increased the early years education or childcare for families who meet certain criteria to 30 hours a week (if used over 38 weeks a year).

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