Help with the cost of childcare including 2 year old funding and 3 & 4 year old funding
Families with 2 year old children who meet the criteria can apply for funding for 2 year olds. Somerset County Council will pay for a place for up to 570 hours over the year at a registered childcare provider. A maximum of 15 hours per week is available. Children become eligible in the funding period after their second birthday.
All 3 and 4 year old children are eligible for the Early Years Entitlement for a maximum of 570 hours each year. This will start the funding period after your child’s third birthday.
Early years entitlement
Working parents can claim the extended entitlement for an additional 15 hours making a total of 30 hours a week. Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the criteria to be eligible for up to 30 hours a week funded childcare.
Accessing Your Childcare Service Account
Childcare Choices poster
Childcare Choices information for parents – (Português)
Childcare Choices information for parents (Polskie)
Childcare Choices information for Parents – support with childcare costs
30 hours free childcare eligibility
30 hour parent journey
Providers Tax Free Childcare Information
Reconfirmation poster A4
Application form for a funded Early Years place for 2 year olds
Change of Address postal form
Government consultation outcome
Change of Address on-line form
Paying for childcare
Somerset Local Provider Agreement Sept 2018
30 hours resources
Free childcare for two year olds
Early learning and childcare
Tax free childcare – 10 things parents should know
Online calculator from the Tax-free Childcare info hub
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