Services for Young Children

Childcare and early years

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Childcare offers for working parents

Working parents of two-year-olds will be able to apply for 15 hours of funded childcare. See details of eligibility, and when to apply.

Working parents of 3 or 4-year-olds who want to claim funded extended early years education hours (30 hours funding) for the autumn period, must make sure they have applied to Childcare Choices in good time before 31 August, for funding to start from 1 September 2024.

All parents with a funding code need to make sure their details are up to date, every three months: sign into your childcare account.


Services for Young Children are a team within Hampshire County Council who support parents/carers and childcare/early years providers in Hampshire to deliver high quality early years provision and administer the early years education free funding.

If you are a parent/carer, an early year’s provider or an early year’s professional contact the Services for Young Children team

Concerns and complaints

Concerns or complaints regarding a childcare or early years education service

Making a comment, suggestion or complaint to Services for Young Children.

We are committed to dealing with any concerns fairly, fully and in a timely manner. In return we expect people to be polite and considerate.

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