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Apply for funded childcare for your 2-year-old

Funded childcare for 2-year-olds - when your child turns 3

Once your child turns 3 they will receive the universal 15 hours funded childcare available to all 3 and 4 years-olds.

If you’re a working parent or carer, you may be able to get an additional 15 hours on top of this. This is known as the extended ‘30 hours childcare’ scheme.

Find out more about the schemes to help cover childcare costs.