To find local providers offering childcare for children under 5’s across Hertfordshire please see Hertsdirect.
Free childcare for two year olds
Some 2 year old children are able to access free early education/childcare in a pre-school, nursery or with a childminder for 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year. To find out more go to www.hertsdirect.org/parents
Three and four year old funding
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). Free early education places are available at a range of early years settings including nursery schools and classes, day nurseries, play groups, pre-schools and childminders. (See link at the top of the page).