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Free learning and play for 3 and 4 year olds

Give your child the best start in life with a free early learning and play place. 

All 3 and 4 year olds can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours a week during term time (from the beginning of the term after their third birthday) for 38 weeks of the year. 

Your child will learn lots of new skills. They’ll read and write, play and explore, learn numbers and other activities. They’ll also make lots of new friends. You’ll also have some time to yourself to work, train or just enjoy free time.

Places are available at nurseries, schools, children’s centres, play groups or registered childminders.

Providers of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds in Sheffield.

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Government to extend free childcare to up to 30 hours

From September 2017, the Government intends to extend the 15 hours free childcare currently available to up to 30 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year old children of working parents.

Details of the offer are still to be confirmed and a nationwide consultation is in progress.

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  • Modified: May 27, 2016 5:20:35 PM