Are you entitled to 30 Hours of Free Childcare


 Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to 30 hours of free childcare.

The 30 hours free childcare is only for 38 weeks of the year, not 48 weeks. This is equivalent to school term times. You may be able to spread the free childcare out over further weeks, but this will mean that you will get fewer than 30 hours of free child care each week. The eligibility for the 30 hour free childcare is:

 Both parents must be working – or if you are a single parent, then you must be working.

  Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.

  Parents must have an annual income of less than £100,000. 

 You live in England. If one parent of the couple isn’t working, or both parents are not working then the family will still be eligible for their free 15 hours. However if one parent isn’t working because they are an official carer (e.g. receiving benefits relating to being a carer) or they are receiving disability benefits, and the other parent is working, the government has stated it “intends to make provision“ to support these families.

 You will also be eligible if you are self-employed or on a zero hour contract, as long as you earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours at the National Minimum Wage.

 If you think you may be entitled to the free 30 hours then please speak to a member of the admin team .  If you do not meet the above criteria, you will still be entitled to your free 15 hours of nursery school each week for 38 weeks of the year.