Free school meals

6. Nursery (pre-school)

You can only apply to claim free school meals If your child is attends a maintained nursery school or class. To be eligible they must attend for a full day and must you get one of the qualifying benefits.

Children attending a private nursery are not entitled to free school meals.

Maintained nursery schools or classes are nurseries or nursery classes in schools maintained by Lancashire County Council.

If you are not sure whether your child's nursery school or class is maintained or private, search our childcare directory. If it is maintained it will either say 'Maintained Nursery Class' or 'Maintained Nursery School' under the nursery name.

You can also ask your childcare provider if they are maintained or private.

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