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Early Years

30 Hours Free Entitlement

3 and 4 year old 30 hours free entitlement

Some 3 and 4 year old children of working parents will qualify for up to 30 hours of free childcare. Parents need to apply for an Eligibility Code via The Childcare Service helpline is 0300 123 4097.

30 hours free entitlement for foster parents

Foster parents who work outside of their roles as foster parents, and foster three and four year old children, may qualify for the 30 hours of free childcare. Please talk to your social worker before you apply, they will need to support your application.

To apply please contact the Early Years Team