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Early Years Education 15 hours free early years education for children aged three and four All Local Authorities fund part-time early education places for all three and four year olds (starting the term after their third birthday) in maintained nurseries, primary school nursery classes, nurseries within children’s centres, childminders and at nurseries, pre-schools (playgroups) in the private, voluntary and independent sectors. This entitlement for a free education place is for 15 hours a week, 38 weeks of the year (term-time). The 15 hours may be taken flexibly although the amount of flexibility a childcare provider may be able to offer varies. Parents/carers should contact the school or childcare provider directly to find out what is available. 30 hours free early years education for children aged three and four Ealing is supporting the development of a new government scheme that will offer additional childcare support for three and four-year- olds who meet specific criteria based on family income and working parents. Qualifying families will be offered an additional 15 hours free childcare per week (bringing the total to 30 hours entitlement), which may extend into school holidays. This scheme aims to enable parents to extend their work hours to improve their circumstances and act as an incentive for parents to return to work. 15 hours free early years education for children aged two If you are on low income from work or from benefits – your two-year-old may be entitled to a free childcare place for 15 hours a week, 38 weeks of the year. Find out if you qualify by completing a quick online eligibility checker found at www.ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk Alternatively, call the FIS to do the check for you. This prospectus outlines the maintained schools and indicates those which have nursery classes. For information on other childcare providers visit www.ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk where you can search your nearest Ofsted registered providers by using your postcode or contact: Family Information Service (FIS) 020 8825 5588 (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm) children@ealing.gov.uk The FIS can also advise on other sources of childcare funding including Tax Credits. Ealing Children’s Centres The London Borough of Ealing’s Early Start Children’s Centres – offers a range of activities and services for young children (pre-birth to age