See our Help with Childcare Costs pages to see what help is available and to see if you qualify.

Free Early Learning / Education

Early learning/education is good for children’s social, physical and mental development and also helps them to prepare for school – giving your child the best start in life.


Free for 2s

Free 15 hours for parents of two-year olds receiving support

Find out how Free for 2s work or how to apply for up to free 15 hours a week.

Free early education 15 hours

Free early education for all three and four-year olds

Find out when and where your child can use their free place of up to 15 hours a week.

Free 30 hours for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds

30 hours free childcare for working parents of three and four-year-olds

Find out if you’re eligible for the new government scheme in September 2017


Can I get help with my childcare costs? (external link)

Help paying for childcare

Looking for help with childcare costs? See our pages below:

Further Information

Page Last Updated:

29 January 2018

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