Free Childcare Funding

We have been given the opportunity from South Tyneside Council to provide free childcare places to 2-5 year olds during school term time.

3-5 year old funding

We will be offering free 30 hour childcare places for 3 - 4 year olds. Find out what we offer and if you're eligible

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education each week for 38 weeks of the year, these hours can be used flexibly over the week where spaces are available. These spaces fill up very quickly so if are interested in them please contact us. You can start claiming free early education after your child turns 3 and the date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.

Child’s birthday

When you can claim

1 January to 31 March

The beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

The beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December

The beginning of term on or after 1 January


2-year-olds

Some 2-year-olds in England can also get free early education.

You must be getting one of the following:

Children looked after by a local council are also entitled to a place. Again, if you are interested in one of these places please contact us for more information regarding them.

If your child’s eligible, you can start claiming free early education after your child turns 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is:

Child’s birthday

When you can claim

1 January to 31 March

The beginning of term on or after 1 April

1 April to 31 August

The beginning of term on or after 1 September

1 September to 31 December

The beginning of term on or after 1 January