The government’s childcare programme allows working parents of 3 & 4 year olds to receive a total of 1,140 hours of free childcare per year.
1. Term time - 30 hours per week for 38 weeks, excluding school holidays.
2. All year around - Fewer than 30 hours per week stretched across the year, including school holidays.
You can usually qualify if:
Families where one parent does not work may still be eligible where the unemployed partner is in receipt of certain benefts.
For a detailed description of the eligibility criteria, visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.