30 hours funded childcare

1. Overview

All parents of 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours universal funded childcare. Eligible working families can get an additional 15 hours if they meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. This makes a total of 30 hours funded childcare per week (up to a maximum of 1140 hours per year). 

Foster carers

From September 2018, some children in foster care will be entitled to 30 hours funded childcare if the foster family meet the eligibility criteria. To find out more read our guidance for foster carers.
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