In England all three and four year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week for up to 38 weeks a year. Children become eligible to receive this from the start of the term following their third birthday. This is to give children the opportunity to take part in planned learning activities, and help prepare them for school through the early learning goals set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
This is a universal offer and is available to all children regardless of their family circumstances. You can find out more at www.surreycc.gov.uk/payingforchildcare.