Last updated:

13th June 2023

Free childcare and children with additional needs

All 3 and 4 year-olds can get 570 hours of free childcare per year at a nursery or pre school. Some 2 year-olds are also eligible for this. From September 2017, the free entitlement is due to increase to 30 hours per week for working parents.

Children with additional needs

Visit our Local Offer pages to find support for children with additional needs. You can also read the support for pre school children web page. Alternatively, the UK Government website has a section specifically to help if you have a disabled child.


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