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Free early education

All 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds, in England can get free early education or childcare, usually 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. From September 2017 some working families will be eligible for up to 30 hours a week of free childcare for their 3 and 4 year olds.

Free early education and childcare is available at nurseries, including children's centres and primary schools, and with some childminders.

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