Free early education for three and four year olds
30 hours of free childcare
For more information call us on 020 3373 0980.
Newham trial of the scheme
Find out if you are eligible to take part in the trial and apply.
Our experiences will help to develop the national rollout of the scheme next year.
UPDATE: We have filled all the places on the trial - there are no more places available to be allocatedAs of 16 November 2016 any new applications received will be placed on a waiting list. Parents and carers will be contacted in the event that places become available if people either choose to withdraw from the trial or if they fall out of eligibility.
What your child gets
- three hours per day over five days
- five hours per day over three days
- 15 hours spread over a week.
Or the hours can be stretched out to meet your needs.
When your child can start
|Birthday between||Education starts|
|1 April and 31 August||Term 1 September (autumn)|
|1 September and 31 December||Term 2 January (spring)|
|1 January and 31 March||Term 3 April (summer)|
Where your child can get free early education
- all types of nurseries and nursery classes
- playgroups and pre-schools
- Sure Start Children’s Centres.
- our approved list of early learning providers for three and four year olds (PDF); or
- our Newham nursery schools page.
When to register your child for a place
If you recently moved into the borough, register your child as soon as possible.
How to register your child for a place
Your child could benefit from extra resources and equipment to meet their needs.
- income support
- income-based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Child Tax Credit (providing you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- the guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
- Universal Credit.
- we have looked after them for at last one day
- they have been adopted from care
- they have left care through special guardianship
- they are subject to a child arrangement order.