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Early Years, Childcare & Funding

Choosing the best early education and or childcare provider to meet parental and child needs is one of the biggest decisions parents make in the early years.

It is important as parents that you make an informed choice about the options available to you.  Early education and childcare for two, three and four year olds in Havering is delivered in safe, caring and fun provisions, which must be registered with the Office for standards in Education Ofsted and who follow the under fives early education curriculum the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The following sections provide an outline of things for you to consider and covers:

Provider types, questions to ask, early years funding options including Tax Free Childcare, two, three and four year old funding for universal 15 and extended 30 hours offers, funding for children with additional needs, the Local Offer, Children’s Centre’s and applying for school.


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