Families encouraged to take up free nursery places

Hull City Council is encouraging parents of pre-school children to take up their child’s free nursery place.

All children aged three and four are entitled to 15 hours of free early education a week, and most working families will be eligible for 30 hours per week.

The free early education can be at Ofsted registered nurseries, nurseries on school sites, children’s centres, pre-schools or childminders.

Many families will also qualify for 15 hours free childcare for their two-year-olds.

Councillor Shane McMurray, portfolio holder for children’s services said: “I would encourage parents to take up their child’s nursery place, as it will prepare them for school. Early education has long-lasting benefits for children and lays the best foundations for life.”

Find more information on free early education and childcare here, call the Family Information Service on 01482 318 318 or email [email protected].

 

 

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