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Payments Offline

We're updating our payments system from 2pm on Tuesday 26 September.

We can't take any payments while we complete this process -  apologies for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Free Childcare for Two Year Olds

Childcare and early education places for two year olds - information for parents

Your two year old could now be entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare per week (across a maximum of 38 weeks per year).

Eligibility and applying for funding

To apply for funding, please complete the online form

The government decide who's eligible to receive this funding. They explain this on the Gov.uk website

If you need any help with completing the form, please contact the Family Information Service or visit your local Family Hub, who will be more than happy to help.

Information for childcare providers

We also provide guidance for childcare providers about early years funding.