Shropshire Council

Early years funding for two, three and four year olds

Every child in Shropshire is eligible to receive up to 15 hours of free nursery provision (‘free early years entitlement’) from the beginning of the term after their third birthday until the point that they move into either Reception class or Year 1.

This agreement sets out the expectations of the local authority of those childcare providers in receipt of funding for the provision of the free early years entitlement. It also clarifies the local authority’s responsibilities with regard to those providers, the children and families eligible for funding and the way that funding is administered.

The agreement is also designed for parents so that they can understand how they should be able to access their free entitlement at whichever nursery provider they choose.

You can find out more about this on the Shropshire Learning Gateway.