tcds - FUNDED PLACES
tcds - Childminding Service for 0 - 15 year old's

Nursery Education -
Funded places for 3 - 4 year old's
Children aged 3 & 4 years are entitled to access 15 hours of free nursery provision each week for 38 weeks of the year.

The nursery education places we provide can be fairly flexible, depending on availability. Although we are only able to claim a minimum of 2 hours or a maximum of 6 hours per day and these must be the same hours every week,. Maybe you want to share the 15 hours between a nursery and childminder? Maybe you want regular sessions?
If we don't have what you need straight away - we can put your details on our waiting list and will contact you as soon as a place becomes available that meets your needs.

PLEASE NOTE
Funded places are sometimes available for 2 year old's
- subject to status requirements -
Please speak to your
Health visitor or support worker
for further details.

When will your child be eligible for a free nursery education place?

 Child born between                           Will be eligible for a place      
1st April and 31st August                       The start of the Autumn Term 
                                                             following their 3rd birthday

1st September and 31st December          The start of the Spring Term
                                                             following their 3rd birthday


1st January and 31st March                         The start of the Summer Term
                                                             following their 3rd birthday



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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) brings together: Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (2000), the Birth to Three Matters National Standards for Under 8s Daycare and Childminding (2003), building a coherent and flexible approach to care and learning.

All providers are required to use the EYFS to ensure that whatever setting parents choose, they can be confident that their child will receive a quality experience that supports their development and learning.