Free childcare for two year olds

From April 2024 the Government’s free 15 hours of childcare support will be expanded to eligible working parents of two year olds.

Parents are eligible where they are working and over the next three months you and your partner (if you have one) each expect to earn at least:

  • £2,167 if you’re aged 23 or over
  • £2,117 if you’re aged 21 or 22
  • £1,557 if you’re aged 18 to 20
  • £1,098 if you’re under 18 or an apprentice

Like the existing offer, these hours can be used over 38 weeks of the year or up to 52 weeks if you use fewer than your total hours per week.

To find out more and to apply for your free funding click here for the Childcare Choices website.