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Childcare funding options



15 hours 2 YO

15 hours free childcare for 2 year olds

For families with 2 year old children; 15 hours of free childcare for 38 weeks.

15 hours 3&4 YO

15 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

For families with 3 and 4 year old children; 15 hours of free childcare for 38 weeks.

30 hours 3&4 YO - red circle

30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds

Working families with 3 and 4 year old children; 30 hours of free childcare for 38 weeks.

TFC - yellow circle

Tax-Free Childcare

For working families with children under 12 (17 if disabled); an extra £2 for every £8 you pay in.


Tax credits orange circle

Tax Credits for childcare

For working families with children under 16 (17 if disabled); 70% of childcare costs.

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Universal Credit for childcare

For working families claiming Universal Credit with children under 16; 85% of childcare.

Support while you study

Support while you study

For parents at sixth form or in full-time higher or further education.

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