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Schools, education & childcare Free childcare

30 hours free childcare if your child is three or four - from September 2017

Your family can already get 15 hours free childcare if your child is three or four.

From September 2017, some families will be able to get an extra 15 hours a week – 30 hours in total.

To be able to get the extra hours:

  • both parents must be working; or
  • the sole parent in a single parent family must be working; or
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity or paternity leave; or
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on adoption leave; or
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on statutory sick pay; or
  • one parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring or one parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits; or

and

  • each working parent must earn at least a the equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage a week (around £120), and less than £100,000 per year

Not sure if this includes you? Use the Gov.uk childcare calculator.

Find out more and apply at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

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