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High quality integrated early years and childcare services are a key priority for Bristol.
All young children in Bristol have the opportunity to engage in active and inspiring learning.
Through effective partnerships, outcomes for all young children will continue to improve and in particular the gap will close between outcomes for the most disadvantaged children and others.
Outcomes and options for children, families and their communities are enhanced through the development of high quality integrated education, childcare, health and family support services, available all year round.
The development of cohesive, family-centred services at neighbourhood level supports parents/carers both in their parenting and in their aspirations for training/employment.
Local authority resources are targeted to meet the needs of children in need and children from families with specific needs.
If you are the parent/carer of a 2 year old and you receive certain benefits you could be eligible to apply for a free early education place. In order to be eligible for a free place parents/carers must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also claiming Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Universal Credit
If you are interested please complete the application form on the right, (also available in many venues including Children’s Centres and from Health Visitors)
Find childcare providers in your area. Private nurseries or community nurseries vary in size from small individual privately owned nurseries to nurseries run by large national companies.
Children’s centres provide a range of integrated early years and childcare services to local families. Services include day care and early education, family health, ante‐ and post‐natal care/classes, local advice and support for children with additional needs.