Help with childcare
Childcare funding for two-year-olds
Childcare funding for three and four year olds
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of government funded childcare.
Eligible working parents*, can get up to 30 hours a week.
- 15 hours funded childcare - what you're entitled to and how you can receive your free entitlement
- 30 hours funded childcare - how to apply and eligibility criteria
*To be eligible for the extra 15 hours a week, you and any partner, must earn at least £120 each a week and not more than £100,000 a year.
Help with paying for childcare
Care to learn
If you are a young parent who wants to continue with your education or training, take a look at Care To Learn. The scheme pays for childcare costs whilst you study if under 20 at the start of your course. See Care to Learn: overview.
You can receive the childcare funding you are eligible for, from any registered childcare provider who has spaces available.