Early Years Education funded childcare hours

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to some funded early years education (EYE)

Working families of 3 and 4 year olds may also be eligible for additional funded hours.

Working families of 2 year olds may be eligible for funded EYE hours from April 2024.

Families of disadvantaged 2 year olds (in receipt of additional government support) may be eligible for funded EYE hours.

Childcare providers must be approved by the local authority to deliver EYE.

Select the tiles below for further information. You can also see information and check your eligibility on the Childcare Choices website.

Childcare Choices

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

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Childcare Choices: Can I get help with childcare costs?