30 Hours Childcare 


All three and four-year-olds living in the UK, regardless of family income or residency status, will continue to be entitled to a FREE nursery / early education place for 15 hours a week.

In addition, the new entitlement which came into effect September 2017, is an 'extension' of the current 15 hour entitlement, providing an additional free 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year (term-time only) for children that meet the eligibility criteria. It is only the extra 15 hours that has eligibility criteria.

1. To check if you are eligible for 30 hours, please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. Once you receive your code you will need to validate it by creating an account on the parent and young person's portal. You can view the full criteria and find out about the entire 30 hour process below.

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12/10/2021 Please note we are currently experiencing issues with the ECS Checking system which may affect two year old applications and 3 and 4 year old funding claims. We will keep you updated when this issue has been resolved.