Free Early Learning / Education
Childcare/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.
Changes to childcare support for working parents from April 2024
Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a 2-year old.
Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in England with a child between 9 and 23 months old.
Up to 30 hours for eligible working families in England with a child from 9 months old up to school age.
Have you applied for your code?
Parents can now apply to claim their government-funded expanded childcare hours entitlement codes.
The government is encouraging parents to apply for their codes between mid-January to the end of March 2024 to get applications in ahead of the first wave of the rollout, which will give eligible working parents of 2-year olds access to 15 hours of childcare per week from April 2024.
Wraparound childcare is before and after school childcare for primary school-aged children aged 5-11 years old in England during term time. This includes breakfast clubs and regular afterschool provision until 6pm or later.
The care is aimed at helping parents access more childcare and work the hours they want to. It should be available every school day outside of regular school hours.
From September 2024, parents can expect to see an increase in the number of wraparound childcare places available across the country.
Wraparound care eligibility
All parents in England with primary school-aged children will be able to access wraparound care in their local area.
The fees will be set by providers. Parents eligible for Tax-Free Childcare or Universal Credit Childcare will be able to use the support to help pay for wraparound care.
- See the The Education Hub – GOV.UK (external link) for more details
We need you to tell us your views about Wraparound childcare – part of the government's expansion of childcare for primary school-aged children.
Please complete the survey if you are a Haringey parent/carer with children aged 3 to 11 years old.
The surveys close on 13 March 2024.
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