All children have the right to a free, part-time, good quality early education place the term after their third birthday. Part-time means a minimum of 10 hours a week, for around the same number of weeks as the normal school year.
|Registration:||Settings must be registered with CSSIW. Places are available in reception and nursery classes in schools, day nurseries, playgroups, Cylchoedd Meithrin and childminders linked to an accredited Children Come First Network. For more information on registered facilities offering free part-time places, contact us on 0800 180 4320.|
|Costs:||You are not expected to contribute towards the cost of these places. If your child already attends an early education setting when she/he becomes 3, the fee will be reduced. However, you may have to pay for any services or childcare on top of the free education part-time place.|