The department launched the school nurseries capital fund (SNCF) on 8 September 2018.
£30 million will be available to create more school-based nursery places for disadvantaged children.
Organisations interested in working in close partnership to develop a bid application should refer to the published guidance. Applications will only be accepted via local authorities.
The application form will be available from 24 September 2018. The deadline for submission of bids will be 22 November 2018.