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Early education is for
children before they start reception class at Primary
school. Early education may also be known
as nursery or pre school, early learning.
Primary school nurseries admit children from the age
of three to four. Just because your child has a place at a
Redbridge Primary school nursery does not mean that they are
automatically entitled to a place at that Primary school. You
will still need to apply for the Primary School place. Primary
school nurseries operate during term time only of which 15 hours of
each week is free. After 15 hours you may need to pay, but you
will need to speak to the nursery.
To apply to a nursery not set in a Redbridge Primary school
for example an independent school nursery or private day
nursery please speak to Families Information
Every three and four year old in England is
entitled during term time to 15 hours of free early education
If your child is born between 1 April and 31
August they are entitled to a free place from 1
September after their third birthday.
If your child is born between 1 September and 31
December they are entitled to a free place from 1
January after their third birthday.
If your child is born between 1 January and 31
March they are entitled to a free place from 1
April after their third birthday.
If you require any other type of childcare please contact
Information Direct to discuss your options.
The Family Services Directory aims to provide information
on all services in Redbridge for children, young people and