Information for early education providers

Free early education can be delivered by any provider included in Trafford’s directory of early education providers. This includes Ofsted registered school nursery classes, private day nurseries, pre-school playgroups, nursery units of independent schools and childminders.

See directory of early education providers for further information on processes for joining or leaving the scheme and the provider agreement. 

Administering free early education

Important dates 2016/17 provides details of deadlines and payment dates. 

Administration process explains how the scheme is administered. 

How early education is funded

How early education is funded describes the funding elements you will receive.  Funding is paid in advance so you can offer early education places free at the point of delivery.  

Parent information and online applications

For further information about eligibility and how to apply:

Help us improve

We are always looking for ways we can improve the administration of our scheme.  If you have any suggestions or feedback please email