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Funded childcare for 2 year olds

Early Education Funding for 2-year-olds Funded childcare is available for eligible 2-year-olds, for 15 hours a week during the school term. Children will have fun, in a safe and nurturing environment and it will help them to socialise and make friends. If your child is eligible, they…

Funded childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All children are entitled to attend a funded part-time early education place from the term after their third birthday until they start school. Childcare can be offered by private, independent and voluntary providers as well as childminders and schools. 30 hours childcare commenced in Buckinghamshire in September 2017. The…

Childcare and Early Years

Places at childcare settings and schools should be made available to children of keyworkers, children with an EHCP and vulnerable children. If your child is entitled to a place but you are struggling to find somewhere, please contact the following for support: Pre-school/Early years (0-5):…

Education funding for children and young people (SEND)

Information on how Buckinghamshire Council funds education for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

30 Hours Funded Childcare

This page provides information on 30 Hours Funded childcare which became available in Buckinghamshire in September 2017. The 30 Hours scheme aims to help families with 3 or 4-year-olds to start back into work or to extend their working pattern.  All 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to 15…

Childcare Brokerage Service

The Childcare Brokerage Service supports parents with finding suitable childcare for children under 5 years old or up to 25 years with a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). This service is free however, the brokerage staff will prioritise cases according to need.

Tax-Free Childcare: for parents

This information is for parents and carers, if you are a childcare provider please see Tax-Free Childcare Explained: for providers. Tax-Free Childcare is a new Government scheme to help working families with a child/children under 12 years olds with their childcare costs. If eligible, you open an online…