Free early years education is available for some 2 year olds and all 3 and 4 year olds.
Government funding allows us to provide free places of up to 15 hours a week for those children who are eligible.
We also offer places to those children between the age of 3 & 4 who are entitled to extended funding (30 hours per week).
To find out if you're eligible, visit the Rochdale Council website https://www.rochdale.gov.uk/earlyyearseducation or alternatively the Childcare Choices website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
What we can offer:
When does your eligibility begin:
The date from when your entitlement to funding begins, depends on the date your child's birthday falls on.
Birthday between 1st April & 31st August - Beginning of the Autumn Term (September onwards)
Birthday between 1st September & 31st December - Beginning of the Spring Term (January onwards)
Birthday between 1st January - 31st March - Beginning of the Summer Term (April onwards)
Please note: If your child is eligible for funding, a place will be allocated dependant if there are spaces available. If there are no places available, your application will be added to a waiting list.
2 Year Old Eligibility
Your 2 year-old can get childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits you may be eligible under any of the following criteria:
Children are also entitled to a place if:
3 and 4 Year Old Eligibility
All 3 year and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours free childcare, for 38 weeks per year.
If you think you may be eligible for Government extended hours (30 hours), you are responsible for checking your eligibility and providing the 30 hour code to nursery.
You may be eligible for 30 hours if you meet the following criteria: