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Childcare funding in Dorset

Funding towards childcare, including free early education for two, three and four year olds and tax credits.

We would like parents' feedback about their experience of 30 hours free childcare

Some parents have been accessing additional funded hours since 1 April 2017, however, to get an idea of future demand for extra funded hours in Dorset we would like you to encourage parents to complete our survey (opens in a new window) by 14 July.

Free early education for two-year-olds in Dorset

Read more about Free early education for two-year-olds in Dorset
Check eligibility and apply for free early education for children aged two years in Dorset.

Free early education for three and four year olds

Read more about Free early education for three and four year olds
Check eligibility and apply for free early education funding for children aged three and four.

New childcare funding

Read more about New childcare funding
Information for parents on 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free childcare, starting in 2017.

Employer supported childcare

Read more about Employer supported childcare
Employers can join a childcare voucher scheme to reduce employees childcare costs.

Childcare funding while you study

Read more about Childcare funding while you study
Information on the childcare funding available to young parents, and studying adults.

Tax Credits

Read more about Tax Credits
Advice and guidance on Working Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits.
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