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Childcare and funding

Two year old funding

Eligibility criteria, apply online and registered childcare providers.

Three and four year old funding

15 hours early education, registered childcare providers, 30 hours free childcare, how to apply and rechecking your eligibility.

Childcare providers

Childminders, day nurseries, nursery school, pre-school and playgroups, out of school clubs, home carers, become a childcare provider and childcare sufficiency.

Funding for childcare

Ways to reduce your childcare bill, early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, tax free childcare, universal credit for childcare, childcare vouchers, Early Years inclusion funding.

Early Years Entitlement for Childcare providers

Register as a childcare provider for 2, 3 4 year old funding and registered providers secure page access.

Contact details

Families First Information Service

Telephone: 01472 326292 (option 1)

Childcare Choices

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm except bank holidays

Related website

GOV.UK Back to school