We have nursery places available for children who were three before the 31st August 2015. They are entitled to 15 hours free nursery education.  Please contact the school office for more details on 01332 349363


Free early learning for two year olds


Did you know that your two year old could have up to 15 hours of free childcare each week? This could be used at a day nursery, playgroup, pre-school or with a registered child-minder.


Quality early learning within settings can help your child:

  • learn
  • play
  • make new friends
  • experience new activities
  • get ready for school


It can also help you:

  • have more time
  • take up a college course
  • go back to work
  • meet other parents
  • get ideas of how to help your child play and learn


Are you eligible?


Is your household income less than £16,190 and are you in receipt of Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit?


Or you must get at least one of these benefits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Help from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) – Section 6 only of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Pension Credit Child Tax Credit and / or Working tax Credits where your household income is £16,190 or less




Your two year old is looked after by the Derby City Local Authority or has a Child Protection Plan. Children with adoption orders, residence orders or special guardianship orders are also eligible.




Your child has a disability and receives Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) / Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


If you are entitled, your child can start the term after they turns two and finishes at the end of the term in which your child turns three. You can then claim the three and four year old 15 hours of free early education.


How to get a place and when do they start?


To find out if you are eligible, please contact The Family Information Service on 01332 640758. You can also check online from the comfort of your own home by visiting the Free Childcare Check. You may prefer to text START to 8727 or you can also apply within your local childcare settings and children’s centres. Please note, any information you provide for the eligibility check will be treated in confidence and only used for checking if you qualify for free childcare and other funding opportunities. This information may be shared with HMRC and the Department for Education.


If you give your consent to these terms then please continue with your application. If you need to withdraw your consent at any time then please contact the Families Information Service.

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