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Free Early Education and Childcare

Barn Lodge Childcare is approved to deliver free funded places for 3 and 4 year olds.

3 and 4 year old free childcare is a national scheme available to every child in England.

We offer 3 and 4 year old free funded places to a maximum of 15 hours a week delivered during term time only.

We offer flexible days and times for your free childcare between Monday-Friday 8am- 6pm, subject to our availability .

Children become eligible the term after their 3rd birthday

i.e After the Easter holiday, Christmas holiday or Summer holiday.

 For further details on Free Childcare for 3-4 year olds please visit

We also offer the Free for two year old funding.

Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:

-Income Support

-income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

-income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

-Universal Credit, and your household income is £15,400 a year or less after tax, not including benefit payments

-child tax credits, and your household income is £16,190 a year or less before tax

-the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

2-year-olds can also get free childcare if they:

are looked after by a local authority

have a statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education, health and care (EHC) plan

get Disability Living Allowance

have left care under an adoption order, special guardianship order or a child arrangements order

If you’re a non-EEA citizen who cannot claim benefits

Your 2-year-old may get free childcare​ if you are getting support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 

For further details please visit

If your child is eligible, the free hours start in the term after their second birthday, subject to our availability.

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