Following the Department for Education's update to the 30hours eligibility criteria in March 2017, our advice has been updated. The eligibility criteria has not changed but the wording has been amended which will hopefully make the criteria clearer for parents.

The online application is now open to parents:

Apply Online

30 hours free childcare for eligible 3 and 4 year olds - letter to parents

30 Hours Free Childcare Factsheet

If you have any queries, please contact Magda Balicka, Early Childhood Policy and 30 hours Development Manager on 020 7527 6101.

Email Magda Balicka