Funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

2. When you can access a place

Your child can access a place from the term following their 3rd birthday. 

Childs birthday When you can access a place
1 April – 31 August 1 September (autumn term)
1 September – 31 December 1 January (spring term)
1 Jan – 31 March 1 April (summer term)

If you would like any further information contact our Family Information Service. The service is here to help support you from the very start of your child’s early learning journey right up until they start school. So, no matter what questions or concerns you may have, they will be happy to help you.

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Funded places for 3 and 4-year-olds

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All 3 and 4-year-old children are entitled to up to 15 hours per week at a local nursery or with a childminder.

Hear from a Lancashire parent and an early years provider.

Learn more about 3 and 4-year-old places