All 3 to 4-year-olds in England, and some 2-year-olds, can get 15 hours per week (570 hours per year) of free early education or childcare. This starts from the term after the child turns 2 or 3. Some 3 and 4-year-olds can get 30 hours of free childcare per week (1040 hours per year).

Childcare support is expanding. Read more on the changes.

The Department for Work and Pensions have released a universal credit and childcare guide giving information on who can claim support with childcare costs and how much.

Information for parents

Finding childcare

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