All three and four year olds (and some eligible two year olds) in Stoke-on-Trent are entitled to funded childcare and early education.
Children are entitled to 15 hours of education each week, usually over 38 weeks each year during school term time (570 hours), although some settings may ‘stretch’ the entitlement and offer you less hours over more weeks, for example 11 hours each week over 51 weeks.
Three and four year olds children with working parents are eligible to receive up to 30 hours of funded childcare.
Funded early education is usually available from the start of the term after the child’s birthday and places are available at a range of early years settings including childminders, day nurseries and pre-school play groups. Maintained nurseries, schools and academies also offer provision.
You can search for childcare by clicking on the links to the right of this page. By clicking on an individual childcare provider you will see further detail about their provision, including any additional experience, knowledge or facilities in relation to children with special educational needs.