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More hours of free nursery education for 3 and 4 year olds in Stockport

by Lib Dem team on 24 May, 2010

Free early education and childcare for children in Stockport is increasing from 12 1/2 hours a week to 15 hours a week from September this year. As well as the new and extended hours, there will be more flexibility for parents who won’t be restricted to just morning or afternoon sessions.

The free hours are available at most early year’s providers including day nurseries, pre-schools or playgroups, independent schools, maintained nursery schools or classes, and accredited childminders who are part of an approved network. From September 2010, the following will apply:

· a free place is available for up to 15 hours a week

· no more than six hours can be claimed on one day

· there is a maximum of 570 hours per year (e.g. 15 hours during 38 week term time during the academic year)

· the free entitlement is available for all children from the start of the term after they become three years of age

· no more than two schools/settings are permitted at one time

For further information please contact Family Info Link on 0808 800 0606, email or visit

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