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Read about the arrangements following His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh’s death.

About free childcare

Free childcare is also known as the ‘free entitlement’, ‘free places’ or ‘free hours’. It refers to:

  • government funded childcare and education for the most disadvantaged 2 year olds
  • 15 hour free childcare for parents of 3 and 4 year olds (universal entitlement)
  • 30 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds (extended entitlement)

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