Funded Early Learning for 2 Year Olds
This is funding for up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks of the year from the term after their 2nd birthday and is available to eligible families who meet the relevant criteria. It is not an entitlement for every 2 year old.
Funded Early Learning for 3 and 4 Year Olds (Nursery Education Funding)
All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of funded early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. An extra 570 hours of free childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total.