Schools, education and childcare Free childcare

What it covers

Free childcare means that your child will be looked after for a number of hours without you needing to pay. There are some things that are not covered under this scheme.

What's not covered

  • meals
  • nappies
  • sun cream
  • additional activities, such as trips etc.

You will need to discuss the arrangements for these things separately with your childcare provider.

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