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Families encouraged to take up free nursery places

Hull City Council is encouraging parents of pre-school children to take up their child’s free nursery place.

All children aged three and four are entitled to 15 hours of free early education a week, and most working families will be eligible for 30 hours per week.

The free early education can be at Ofsted registered nurseries, nurseries on school sites, children’s centres, pre-schools or childminders.

Many families will also qualify for 15 hours free childcare for their two-year-olds.

Jo Moxon, assistant director for learning and skills, said: “There is an overwhelming evidence that high-quality early education has long-lasting benefits for children and that children from disadvantaged backgrounds stand to benefit from it most.

“Early learning lays foundations for life and I encourage all parents to register and take up their child’s place.”

Find more information on free early education and childcare here, call the Family Information Service on 01482 318 318 or email fish@hullcc.gov.uk.

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