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Select from the following options to find suitable childcare options to meet your specific individual needs

Free early learning for 2 year olds:

Your 2 year old can get 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week if you get one of the following: *Income Support *income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) *income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) *Universal Credit *tax credits and you have an annual income of under ?16,190 before tax *the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit *support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act *the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit). Check your eligibility and apply online at

Free early learning for 3 and 4 year olds:

All 3 to 4-year-olds can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year, equivalent to the school term time. If a childcare provider is open all year round they may offer this as a 'stretched entitlement' offering additional weeks but fewer hours per week. The free hours can be claimed from the term following your child's third birthday until they are of school age.

30 hours free early education for 3 and 4 year olds

From September 2017 you may be able to get 30 hours a week of funded childcare for your 3 or 4 year old. The extra 15 hours will be available to working families who meet the eligibility criteria and this will be checked every three months. Find out what help with childcare costs you are entitled to by visiting

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