Based on a range of criteria the funding gives your child up to 15 hours a week of learning opportunities.
This gives your child the chance to mix with other children and try out different activities. It also gives you, the parent, 15 hours a week to study, return to or look for work.
Find more information about 2-year-old-funding:
Check your eligibility:
3 and 4-year-old funding:
Every child that is 3 or 4 years old is automatically entitled to 15 hours of funded childcare the term after their 3rd birthday.
As for 2-year-old funding, this can only be accessed at approved childcare providers.
The additional 15 hours funding is also known as the '30 hours funded childcare'.
This is an extension of the 3 and 4-year-old funding. Unlike the universal entitlement, you must match the eligibility criteria. If you are found to be eligible you will be given a validity code. This will let you claim up to an additional 15 hours from an approved provider.
Check if you are eligible for 30 hours funding:
In addition to the free funding entitlement we also offer paid sessions:
2 years old £6.00 per hour
3 & 4 years old £5.50 per hour