All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.
You can start claiming free childcare after your child turns 3. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.
|Child’s birthday||When you can claim|
|1 January to 31 March||the beginning of term on or after 1 April|
|1 April to 31 August||the beginning of term on or after 1 September|
|1 September to 31 December||the beginning of term on or after 1 January|
Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare. To get the free hours for a two year old you must be getting one of the following:
Children are also entitled to the free hours if:
If your child is eligible please talk to us and we will sort out the relevant paperwork.
For more information on free childcare please click on the following links: