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Free Childcare Places

Free childcare places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Some children are eligible for free childcare places. Settings which have a yes next to the question 2, 3 and 4 year old funding can offer funded childcare places to:

  • Two year olds eligible for free 15 hours

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  • Three and four year olds eligible for free 15 hours

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  • Working parents eligible for extended entitlement of 30 hours for three and four year olds

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You can take your funded hours across more than one provider, so if a setting does not offer all the hours you want you can take some of your funded hours at one provider and use another provider for the rest. 

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