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Hertfordshire County Council

Whether it's nursery, pre-school or a childminder – find the best start to prepare your child for school.

If you're pregnant or a parent / carer of a child under 5, our children's centres are fun places to get support and meet new people.

Organisations and courses to help you as a parent.


Find free early education and childcare

Extra funding for certain 3 and 4 year olds 

Pre-schools, nurseries, schools and childminders can claim early years pupil premium – an extra £302 a year to support your child’s learning.

It can be claimed for 3 and 4 year old children who have been in care or adopted from care or whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits.