Funded childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All parents of 3 and 4-year-olds can get funded childcare and early education

Funded childcare

Starting school and applying for a place

Find out how and when you can apply for a Reception school place

School admissions

Pre-school year - turning 4

Things to do and child development

Learn at home

Help your child get the best start in life - play and discover at home

Getting ready to start school

Apply for a school place

You must apply for a Reception school place by mid-January before your child starts school in September

How you can help your child

Things you can do to help your child get ready for starting school


Special educational needs

Find provision and services for children with special educational needs and disabilities