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Hillside Nursery and Forest School

Free Early Education for 2 year olds

From the term after your child's 2nd birthday, your child may be entitled to 15 hours a week free early education for 38 weeks per year (subject to eligibility).  This is called the "Free Early Years Education" and it is paid for by the Government. 

Places are available in each of the school terms; 

AUTUMN (September)         SPRING (January)         SUMMER (April)


Before you can claim a free place you will need to check if you are eligible.  To do this you can use the Lancashire County Council online checker or telephone 0300 123 6712.

If you find out you are eligible, Lancashire County Council will send you an email or a letter to confirm this.  Please provide this letter to the Office along with a completed Application pack available from the school office.