30 hours free childcare

30 hours of free childcare

From September 2017, the Government is extending the free early education and childcare entitlement for eligible 3 and 4 year olds from 15 hours to 30 hours a week.

To help working families they are also introducing a scheme called Tax-Free Childcare alongside the extended 30 hours of free childcare.

Further information

Our parent's guide to 30 hours of free childcare should answer any questions you have, but if you need any further information you can:

  • speak with your childcare provider
  • contact HMRC for queries about eligibility checking - call 0300 123 4097
  • contact us