Free Nursery Places
Every 3 and 4 year old is entitled to 15 hours per week of free, high quality early learning and care for up to 38 weeks of the year from the term following their third birthday. More flexibility so not restricted to morning or afternoon sessions. For more information visit http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/education/educationtrainingandemployment/schooladmissions3/?view=Standard
A free place is part time lasting for at least 3 hours, for up to 5 sessions a week for 33 to 38 weeks in the year. A free place is available in different types of settings including council nursery schools and classes, most day nurseries, pre-schools/playgroups and independent schools and a limited number of childminders. All of which are required to cover Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the National Curriculum.
For more information please ask at any nursery or pre-school or Admissions, Support and Advice Team, Children’s & Young Peoples’s Directorate, Stopford House, Town Hall Stockport SK1 3XE. Tel: No. 0161 217 6028. Website: http://www.stockport.gov.uk or e-mail: email@example.com
If you live in Stockport you may use the Stockport online admissions system to apply for a Secondary or Primary school place. You can access http://www.stockport.gov.uk/schooladmissions here or by using the link on the education pages of the Stockport Council website.
Two Year Old Entitlement:
From 2013, two year old children who meet free school meal eligibility criteria and those looked after by the local authority will be entitled to 570 hours free early education. To access this funding, families must be in receipt of one or more listed benefits. For more information see Stockport Council website.