Information for parents/carers on free entitlement to early years education and childcare for three to four-year-olds (and eligible two-year-olds) in Northumberland.
If you live in Northumberland and your child is two, you can check they meet the eligibility for free entitlement criteria here.
If you believe you are eligible for 2 year old entitlement, please contact your chosen approved childcare provider/school and they will be able to check your eligibility and offer for you to look around. A list of approved providers can be found at northumberland.fsd.org.uk
The childcare provider/school will need your national insurance number, date of birth and surname to process a check. You will also need proof of your child’s date of birth i.e. Birth certificate or passport. If you are found eligible, agree with your childcare provider/school the times and days your child will attend and arrange a start date which can begin the term after your child's 2nd birthday.
If you’re unsure, please contact us:
Freephone: 0800 023 4440
Tel: 01670 624889/ 01670 623594
PLEASE NOTE: All three and four-year-olds in England are eligible for the free entitlement to early education starting the term after their 3rd birthday (the minimum of 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year).
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