30 hours free childcare

If you are a working parent you may get an additional 15 hours per week of free childcare for your 3 or 4 year old child from September 2017.  This is in addition to the 15 free hours that you already receive. Find out who is eligible.

We are currently testing some elements of the new scheme but will not fund any 30 hour places until September 2017.

All the most up to date information about the scheme so far can be found in the Childcare Bill policy statement.

We are currently working on a factsheet which will cover all the latest information about the eligibility criteria, parent application processes and how providers can sign up to the scheme. This will be available here by the end of March 2017.