Free childcare for 3 and 4 year-olds

Applying for 30 hours free childcare

You can apply both for 30 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year-olds and tax-free childcare in the same place through a single application.

To apply for 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year-olds, and for tax-free childcare, go to HM Government: Childcare Choices.

Re-applying every 3 months

After you start receiving your 30 hours free childcare, you will get an email or text message from the government every 3 months, asking you to re-apply.

If you are no longer eligible

If a change in your circumstances means you are no longer eligible for the extra 15 hours a week of free childcare, your funding will continue for a short period of time.