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how many free preschool sessions do you get when your child is 3?

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robinredbreastmummy Thu 17-Jul-08 14:59:11

and how long are preschool sessions?

hertsnessex Thu 17-Jul-08 15:00:24

2.5hrs, 5days/wk for 38wks of the yr.

eleanorsmum Thu 17-Jul-08 15:01:19

5 x 2.5 hours in the term after they turn three. some take from 3rd b'day but funding from next term after three. ie three in sept would be jan funded, 3 in july would be sept funded. hth!

robinredbreastmummy Thu 17-Jul-08 15:02:52

if my dd is 3 in june, she will start in sept then


do you know how i sort this out? do i have to put my name down on a list or something?

robinredbreastmummy Thu 17-Jul-08 15:04:08

so are the normal session 2.5 hours long then ?

bluenosesaint Thu 17-Jul-08 15:16:41

You need to secure your childs place at a nursery/playgroup/pre-school first, then they will give you the forms to fill in.

The sessions atm are 2.5 hours long but you can take two sessions in a day as long as there is a break between sessions ie lunch (this is being phased out though as parents are soon going to be offered more flexibility).

Worth noting that from 2010 it is being phased in so that the amount of free education offered will be 15 hours a week rather than 12.

robinredbreastmummy Thu 17-Jul-08 15:44:28

thank you bns, think im starting to finally understand it all.

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