Apply for OR reconfirm your 30 hours eligibility code to receive 30 hours free childcare.

Free Early Learning / Education

Have you applied for April/Summer Term 2023 start?

  • Don't miss out - visit your childcare setting to secure your child's place today

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.

Advice for parents of children aged 0-4 years old with special educational needs (SEND) is available on our Local Offer pages.

Free for 2s

Free 15 hours for parents of 2-year-olds receiving support

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

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Free early education 15 hours

Free early education for all 3 and 4-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

Free 30 hours childcare and Tax-Free Childcare for working parents of 3 and 4-year-olds

Find out if you’re eligible for the new government scheme.


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

Help paying for childcare

Looking for help with childcare costs? See the GOV.UK Childcare Choices page (external link).

Further Information

Holidays, Activities and Food (HAF) programme

Page Last Updated:

January 25, 2023

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