Help paying for your childcare

The Childcare Choices website offers a comparison guide for ways to reduce childcare costs.


Changes to childcare support

The financial support that is available to parents to help with the cost of childcare is increasing.

In the Spring Budget 2023, the Government announced extending the existing childcare support. Currently, parents who work more than 16 hours a week and earn less than £100,000 are entitled to 30 hours funded childcare a week for children aged three to four.

Starting from April 2024, the scheme will be expanding. By September 2025, working parents of all children over the age of nine months will be eligible to 30 hours of funded childcare.

Some providers may ask for charges in addition to the funded childcare.

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Contacting the Families Information Service

We can help with:

  • finding childcare
  • understanding childcare funding options
  • childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and the SEND Local Offer


Tel: 0345 045 1360

Funded early education entitlement and help paying for childcare costs

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