Is your child entitled to free early education?

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YOUNG families may be eligible for free childcare – but they need to check soon.

Some two-year-olds, or those soon to celebrate their second birthday could be entitled to up to 570 hours of free early education and care with a registered nursery, pre-school or childminder.

Families that receive free school meals will be eligible, as will many other children. West Sussex County Council’s Family Information Service is urging people to check if they qualify for the free childcare from this September.

To find out call 01243 777807 or email