30 hours free childcare

Working parents may be entitled to an additional 15 hours per week of free childcare for their 3 or 4 year old child from September 2017.  This is in addition to the 15 free hours that they already receive. Find out who is eligible.

Parents of children born after 31 August 2013 can now check their eligibility for 30 hours free childcare using the childcare service

The additional hours will be provided by day nurseries, childminders, pre-school playgroups, schools and out of school clubs.  

Providers will need to sign an agreement to be able to deliver the free entitlement.  This is a new agreement and once it has been finalised it will be sent to all providers who have registered their interest.