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Figures on the number of free nursery education places taken up by three and four year olds in Rochdale local education authority area are shown in the table.
The latest figures on provision for three and four year olds in England were published in a Statistical Bulletin Provision for children under five years of age in England-January 2003' which is available on the Department's website www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/.
Since the beginning of April 2004, six months ahead of our original target, all three year olds in England whose parents want one, are eligible for a free, part-time early education place.
|Position in January each year||3-year-olds||4-year-olds|
(36) Part-time equivalent number of free nursery education places taken up by three and four year old children.
(37) A free nursery education place comprises five, two and a half hour sessions of early years education per week, for thirty-three weeks of the year, usually three terms of eleven weeks.