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Early Years Service
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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Early learning and childcare places

Early Education funding is available for three and four year olds for up to 15 hours per week and up to 38 weeks a year during school term time.

The 15 hours must be used over at least two days each week and parents/carers can use a maximum of 10 hours a day between 8am and 6pm. The 15 hours funding can also be shared between two providers.

Child entitlements

Children who are three years old
Will have a free place from
the following:
1 April and 31 August September
1 September and 31 December January
1 January and 31 March April

These free places can be offered until a child reaches statutory school age.

Nursery locations

The hours can take place in nurseries (including school nursery classes), playgroups, pre-schools or at certain childminders.

Please view our School Directory section for a list of locations within Plymouth.

How to apply

Please contact the nursery school directly to enrol your child.

In addition to the School Directory there is also a list of schools on the GOV.UK website.

Me2 Funding

Further information can be found on our new Me2 funding page

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