Help with childcare costs
Funding for two, three and four-year-olds
15 hours education and childcare for all three and four year olds
All three and four year olds, regardless of the parents’ immigration status, are entitled to up to 15 hours free education each week for 38 weeks from the term after their third birthday.
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30 hours education and childcare for three and four year olds for working parents
This funding will only be made available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) and each parent earns, on average a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW), and less than £100,000 per year.
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15 hours education and childcare for eligible two year olds
Is your family living on a low income or claiming income-based benefits? Does your two-year-old have additional needs or has he or she left care? You may be entitled to claim 15 hours free care a week during term time or 11 hours per week throughout the year.
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