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Free Entitlement to Nursery Education for 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds attending a nursery setting or childminder registered within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to claim Nursery Education Funding are entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare per week (subject to a maximum of 570 hours per year).

This starts in the term after a child's third birthday up to and including the term in which the child turns 5 (the term of their 5th birthday). The free hours can be accessed in blocks of between 2.5 and 10 hours per day, between 7am and 7 pm.

Most nurseries and a few childminders in the Royal Borough offer the free entitlement. They will decide when and how they offer the free hours, e.g. some offer 3 hours per day, 5 days a week, or 5 hours per day, 3 days a week or other flexible patterns. If your child attends for more hours than the free entitlement, the additional charges that the provider makes are at the discretion of the provider and should be clear and transparent to parents.

To take up your free entitlement you just need to talk to your childcare provider and they will ask you to complete a simple form.

Further information is available under 'useful documents' to the right of this page together with the complaints procedure.

Also included under 'useful documents' is a copy of the latest childcare sufficiency report. This report details the availability of childcare within RBWM.

You can contact the Early Years Team at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead if you have any queries with regard to 3 and 4 year old funding on the contact details below.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Early Years Business Manager
Contact Position
Early Years Team
Telephone
01628 796540
E-mail
early.years@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Address
Town Hall
St Ives Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 1RF

Local Offer

Feedback and complaints procedure
For information about the complaints procedure in relation to the Free Entitlement to Nursery Education for 3 and 4 year olds, see the attachment under 'Useful Documents' to the right of this page.
Local Offer Age Bands
0-5, Parents and Carers
Last Updated
25/09/2018

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