Find out how to access 15 hours of free early learning for your three or four year old, and find out how to check if you are eligible for a free two year old place.
All three and four year olds in Luton are entitled to up to 15 hours of free early learning and childcare per week.
We aim to offer all families with three and four year olds the hours they prefer at a provider of their choice, over a minimum of 38 weeks of the year.
Your child can get a free place from the term after their third birthday.
You can take the full 15 hours when you want and how you want (subject to availability).
In Luton, the following types of providers offer free places:
If you’re a working parent you could also be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare per week; bringing the total up to 30 hours per week (in term time), or 1,140 hours per year.
The Time for 2s scheme also enables some families to claim 15 hours of free early learning or education for their two-year-old children.
For more information on free places, contact Luton Family Information Service.