Free childcare

Free Childcare for two-year-olds

You can apply online for either a free nursery or approved childminder place for two-year-olds, providing you meet the stated eligibility criteria.

Free Childcare for three and four year olds

All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare.

For working parents*, this has been doubled to 30 hours a week since September 2017.

*To be eligible for the extra 15 hours a week, you must earn at least £120 a week and each parent must not earn more than £100,000 a year.

Help with Paying for Childcare

Find out more about the help you can receive when paying for childcare.

Find Childcare

You can receive the free childcare entitlement you are eligible for from any registered childcare provider who has spaces available.

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