Childcare and Early Years

Government childcare support is expanding

  • Available now, working families with a 2 year old can access 15 hours childcare support. From September 2024, 15 hours childcare support will be extended to working families with children from the age of 9 months to 3-year-olds. To find out if you are eligible and to apply go to
  • From September 2025, working families with children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare a week.