Free Early Years Education funding

Eligible families of two year olds and all three and four year olds are entitled to some free early years education

Childcare providers must be approved by the local authority to deliver Early Years Education (EYE).

The entitlement to free Early Years Education (EYE) starts in the funding period which follows your child’s third birthday (or second birthday if the family is eligible).

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Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get help with your childcare costs from the government.

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Reminder for parents claiming 30 hours childcare in the summer term 2022

All parents who are working, have a 3 or 4 year old and want to claim funded extended hours (30 hours funding), must make sure they have applied to HMRC no later than 31 August 2022 for funding to start from 1 September 2022.

All parents with a 30 hours code need to make sure their details are up to date. You must do this every three months: sign into your childcare account.