Free Early Years Entitlement
3-4 year olds
All children aged 3 & 4 years old are entitled to 15 hours FREE childcare a week (over 38 weeks of the year). You can start to claim your 15 hours FREE childcare a week the term after your child turns 3 years old.
2 year olds
Some 2 year olds in England can get 15 hours free early education and childcare.
If you meet any of the following criteria; Imcome Support, Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance, Child Tax Credits or Working Tax Credits and have an annual income under £16.190, They have a current statement of special education needs or they are looked after by a local council.