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The Government may help fund your childcare

3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours and if you meet certain criteria an additional 15 hours of funded early education each week for 38 weeks of the year.


Upcoming improvements to funding


From Apr 2024 - funding for 2 year olds: 15 hours
Up to 15 hours for eligible working families with a 2-year-old. 

The deadline for parents to receive a Working Entitlement Code for the Summer term is 31st March.

From Sept 2024 - funding for 9 and 23 months old: 15 hours
Up to 15 hours for eligible working families in with a child between 9 and 23 months old. 

From Sept 2025 - funding for 9 month to school age: 30 hours
Up to 30 hours for eligible working families with a child from 9 months old up to school age.

Find out more (including eligibility) ...

For more details, please feel free to discuss your eligibility with Claire.


Note there is a deadline each term, please ask for further details of the exact dates.

Tax credits and tax free childcare are available to assist working parents with childcare costs.

For more information please visit -

Please visit here or contact Claire Heslop, our manager from more information.

Government funding doesn’t cover all the costs.

That’s why we may ask you to contribute towards the other essentials and extras, like meals, toiletries and enhanced activities that make Daisy Chain such a special place.

The summary below is from the Government's Childcare Choices:

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