Talking 3+4s

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Every 3 and 4 year old child is entitled to 15 hours per week of free early years provision, for 38 weeks per year from the term after their third birthday.

This must be taken over a minimum of two days and with a maximum of two childcare providers.

Children are eligible at the start of the term following their third birthday until statutory school age, so a child born between:

Children born between Eligible to start from
 1 April - 31 August  Autumn Term (Starts September)
 1 September - 31 December  Spring Term (Starts January)
 1 January - 31 March  Summer Term (Starts April)

Parents are able to choose from:

Childcare providers from the private, voluntary, independent or local authority sector who best meet the families requirements.

A variety of different types of providers, including full day care, sessional care, nursery schools, school run nurseries, nursery classes, pre-schools and childminders.

Parents are also able to choose from a variety of combinations of hours which suit their work, training and other family commitments.

You can find information about choosing the right childcare on our Family Connect pages. You can also find a list of all the childcare places available in Telford and Wrekin.

View our Preferred Provider List

To find out about different type of childcare and childminding or what offer is available in your choice of provision please contact the Family Connect Team on: 01952 385385 or email familyconnect@telford.gov.uk or you can download our information leaflet.

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