30 hours free childcare - useful links for childcare providers
The information on this page is intended for childcare providers. Information for parents can be found on the free early education for 3-4 year olds page.
The free early education entitlement changed in September 2017. In addition to the universal offer of 15 hours free early education, most working parents of three and four year old children will be eligible for an additional 15 hours per week - giving them a total of 30 hours free childcare.
The new 30 hours free childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable parents, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.
Links and resources:
Action for Children has published two toolkits to support partnership working.