30 hours free childcare

30 hours childcare for three and four year olds will be available in England from September 2017.  This doubles the existing 15 hours currently available and could save working families up to £5.000 a year.

Parents will be able to check their eligibility now using the online childcare calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator and, if eligible, submit an online application ahead of September.  Once signed up, parents will receive an eligibility code to take to their childcare provider.  Childcare provider will then check the code with their local authority.  If eligible, parents can book their 30 hours place.

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