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15 and 30 hours early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

3-4 Year Old Universal Funding In England, Ofsted-registered early years providers can offer free early years education and childcare for children aged 3-4. All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for…

2 year olds: 15 hours free childcare for eligible low-income and working families

From April 2024, more 2 year old children may be eligible to 15 hours free childcare per week during term-time (up to 38 weeks per year). These hours can be used at any nursery or childminder who are registered to offer these entitlements. Find out…

2 year olds: 15 hours free childcare for working families

If you are working, your child may be able to access 15 hours childcare support. To be eligible, you, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £167 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage).  If…

2 year olds: 15 hours free early learning for low income families

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your two year old have additional needs, or have they left care? You may be entitled to claim free childcare up to a maximum of 15 hours during term time, or 11…

2-2½ years integrated review. EYFS progress check

It is important to liaise with your local health visiting teams as soon as you have concerns about a child (with parental consent). 2-2 1/2 integrated review - progress check form for Early Years Providers You can access this form on the following link: 2-2 1/2…

3 and 4-year-olds: 15 hours free childcare for all and 30 hours for eligible working families

In this section you can find out about the free early education entitlements for 3 and 4-year-olds: 15 HOURS FREE CHILDCARE FOR ALL 3 AND 4-YEAR-OLDS All 3 and 4 children who are UK residents can access 15 hours childcare support. How do I apply:You do…

3 and 4-year-olds: 15 hours free early education and childcare for every child

All three and four year old children are entitled to free 15 hours early education and childcare (570 hours in total per academic year).    The 15 hours are usually taken 38 weeks per year (term time) for at least 3 hours, 5 days per…

3 and 4-year-olds: 30 hours free early education for eligible working families (extended entitlement)

All three- and four-year-old children in the UK receive 15 hours of free childcare per week. Some children may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the '30 Hours Childcare' or 'Extended Entitlement'. This entitlement would overall amount to…

30 hours early education and childcare for three and four-year-olds

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.   Children in some families are now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the 30…

About the Early Help Service

We provide help and support to children, young people and their families from before birth up to the age of 19. All families face challenges and sometimes need support. Early Help is about providing this support as soon as possible to tackle difficulties for children, young people…