Free Nursery Education, also known as Early Education and Childcare (EEC) and Extened Free Entitlement (EFE), is available for all 3 and 4 year olds and also 2 year olds who meet certain criteria.
2 year old funding (EEC)
For more information please click here to take you to the Early Education and Childcare for 2 year olds advice and information page.
3 & 4 Year Old Funding (EEC)
For more information please click here to take you to the Early Education and Childcare for 3 & 4 year olds advice and information page.
30 hours’ (EFE) for 3 & 4 year olds
The government is committed to give working parents of three and four year olds 30 hours of free childcare per week from September 2017. This comprises of 15 hours EEC (as above) plus 15 hours Extended Free Entitlement (EFE)
For more information please click here to take you to the 30 Hours' (EFE) Childcare Parent information
For details of providers who deliver 2, 3 & 4yo funded places please see the relevant category in the Education, Childcare & Nurseries in Bury section
2 year old funding can be accessed by completing an online referral form which can be found on the above website or please contact your local Children's Centre or other professional e.g.health visitor or social worker.
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