NEG at BrightStart ChildCare & Education

National Education Grant

We offer 15 and 30 hours of nursery education which is completely free to parents who qualify.

No deposit or registration fees is payable for this service.

The 15 and 30 hours can be accessed as a standalone offer for term time only, or as part of a larger childcare provision. Parents are entitled to 38 weeks free nursery education per year which is divided into 3 terms of 13 weeks, 12 weeks and 13 weeks starting in September, January and April of each year. An NEG application form and supporting documents can be found on the terms and conditions page. The same form is used for NEG parents who wish to purchase a learning journal for their children, at an additional cost. You will be asked to sign a paper copy of a free entitlement declaration at the nursery when an application for funding is being made. Please note that the Local Authority will check your child's eligibility for free nursery education. We may be required to produce a copy of your child's birth certificate and other supporting documents.

NEG Code of Practice

Allow your child the brightest start

You can enquire directly from our website.

Enrol your child in our care

We are recruiting for the Summer Term and September 2022 intake.

We are happy to show you and your child around the nursery and answer any questions you may have.