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Childcare Providers for Free (EEC/EFE) 3 & 4 Year Old Places

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of early education and childcare sessions per week for 38 weeks of the year.

You need to look for a childcare provider by selecting the relevant category below or clicking the 'View all services' button, then contact your chosen provider to discuss your requirements.

You may have some choice as to how and where you take your free childcare place, but this depends on who has vacancies, how they can be delivered and must be within the set limits below:

  • No session longer than 10 hours (although no longer than 6-7 hours is considered best practice)
  • No session shorter than 2.5 hours
  • Not before 7am or after 7pm
  • Maximum of two different providers at any one time

If you would like to find out which providers deliver 30 hours EFE (Extended Free Entitlement) for working parents please click on the relevant filter tab

More information of 3 & 4 Year old funding

More information of 30 hours' EFE 3 & 4 Year old funding