Monday 25th September 2017
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Luton’s nursery education code of practice is based on the DfE’s 2014 statutory guidance and should be read and understood alongside it.

The local conditions within these documents have been developed to ensure that the needs of children accessing free early education entitlement in Luton are met.
 
To be eligible to be included in Luton’s Directory of Providers to deliver free early education places, early years and childcare providers must adhere to these conditions. Only those providers who meet the requirements of Luton’s code of practice will be funded to provide free places.
 
The local authority gives all early years and childcare providers the opportunity to offer free early education places to eligible children aged two, three and four years of age.
 
Free places for eligible two year olds and all three and four year olds are available for up to 15 hours per week at private and voluntary nurseries and pre-schools, childminders and schools.
 
All eligible children should be able to access and take up high quality early education, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay, benefitting the child’s social, physical and mental development and helping to prepare them for school.
 
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