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Working Families: Free Childcare for 2 year olds (New 2024)

As well as families who qualify due to receiving additional government support, from April 2024, eligible working families in England will also be entitled to 15 hours free early education over 38 weeks of the year.

Some providers may allow you to stretch these hours over more weeks, using fewer hours per week.

To check if you are eligible under this new criteria, please set up or log into your Government Gateway account (opens new window) and apply for a code online. 

If you are eligible for free childcare as a working family, your code will need to be revalidated every three months. For more information please visit the Childcare Choices website (opens new window).