Child Care Voucher

How do I apply for free early education for my two year old?

Log onto:

If you need help with the online application process or want to discuss your child’s eligibility contact the families’ information service:

Email: or drop in to your nearest children’s centre.

Alternatively please call: (01254) 667877

You will be advised via email if funding for your child has been approved.

If your child is eligible, you will receive an approvals letter and this will be brought to the Nursery manager.

Please note: the completion of an online application does not guarantee a place.

3 & 4 Year Olds

Free early education for all three and four year old children

All three and four year old children can access up to a maximum of 570 hours of free early education a year.

From September 2017, some children may also qualify for up to 30 hours of free early education per week (equivalent to 1140 hours a year) see page 5.

How do I apply for my three and four year old child’s free early education?

Contact or visit the nursery manager and ask for their admissions guidance and application form.

Once interest is shown via the online application form, please visit, go to the ‘Children’ section and look under ‘Free early education’ and download a copy of the application for three and four year olds.

Complete the application and return it direct to the nursery manager.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

Little Discoverers is able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) to support your child’s development, learning and care.

The extra funding can be used in a variety of ways to support their individual learning, through the early year’s education that is provided for your child.

If you feel that your child meets the criteria for this funding then please speak to the nursery manager.

The table below shows when your child can begin their free early education: