Help with childcare

Childcare funding for two-year-olds

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

2-year-old funding leaflet [pdf]

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.

*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

Find out more about the help you can receive when 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.

Find childcare

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

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