Free Provision

Free Early Education for two year olds

Many families across Sunderland can benefit from free childcare places for two year olds if they meet the relevant eligibility criteria.  It is quick and simple to apply online using the Family Portal.  This can be accessed from:


30 Hours Free Childcare

A new Government initiative launching in September 2017 offers working families with children aged 3 and 4 an extra 15 hours of free childcare, meaning parents can access 30 hours of free childcare.  Visit childcare choices for more information.


Tax Free Childcare 

A new Government initiative for working families, including the self-employed, who have children under 12.  For every £8 you pay in, the Government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child.  Visit Childcare Choices for further information.


Free School Meals 

To apply for Early Years Pupil Premium and free school meals for all of your children, please apply by accessing


T. 0191 517 0006