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Childcare Choices

The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. 

Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.

15 hours free childcare for 2 year olds

  • For families in England, receiving some form of support
  • With 2-year-old children
  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you  to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week
  • To be able to take up 15 hours of free childcare for your two-year-old you or your child must meet the eligibility criteria. Please visit GOV.UK for further information.

15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

  • For all families in England
  • With 3 and 4-year-old children
  • 15 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • Some providers will allow you  to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week
  • A total of 570 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider

30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

  • For working families in England
  • With 3 and 4-year-old children
  • 30 hours of free childcare or early education for 38 weeks
  • A total of 1,140 hours per year, that you can use flexibly with one or more childcare provider
  • Some providers will allow you  to ‘stretch’ the hours over 52 weeks, using fewer hours per week

You can also find information on

  • Tax credits for children under 16 (or under 17 if disabled)
  • Universal credit for children under 17
  • Support while you study

Please go to the following website for full information

Childcare Choices

 

 

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Wigan Council do not carry out suitability checks, we strongly recommended that you always check with providers that their service or activity meets your requirements.  Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. There are links within the directory that take you to external websites which are not managed by Wigan Council therefore we have no control of their content.  We offer an impartial service and we cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

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