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Places that provide free early learning

​Free early learning

Day nurseries, preschools and primary school nursery classes offer different benefits and attendance options.

All free early learning is up to 20 hours a week, 38 weeks a year, during term-time only.​

Free early learning for your child

Day nurseries

Day nurseries are open outside of school times eg 7.30am to 6pm,and some are open all year round (50 weeks a year).

This can help working parents as they provide both childcare and early years education.

Day nurseries are usually for children from birth until they start school but some nurseries may only take children in certain age ranges.

You can find a full list of registered Nursery Education Fund (NEF) nurseries, which offer free hours, on the Jersey Child Care Trust Website​.


Preschool hours generally reflect the school day or offer mornings only, but hours may differ between preschools.

Preschools are for children from two years to school entry age, who are toilet-trained.

You can find a full list of registered NE​F preschools, which offer free hours (in the year before your child starts school) on the Jersey Child Care Trust Website​.

School nursery classes

The Government of Jersey provides early learning in 20 of its 22 primary schools. You can buy further sessions of one or two hours a day on top of the 20 free hours.

School nursery classes are run by a qualified nursery teacher and at least two teaching assistants.

The following primary schools have a nursery class:

Bel Royal School website

d'Auvergne School website

First Tower School website

Grands Vaux School website

Grouville School website

Janvrin School website

La Moye School website

Mont Nicolle School website

Plat Douet School website

Rouge Bouillon School website

Samares School website

St Clement's School website

St John's School website

St Lawrence School website

St Luke's School website

St Martin's School website

St Mary's School website (due to open September 2021)

St Peter's School website

St Saviour's School website 

Springfield School website 

Trinity School website 

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