From 1st September working parents of 3&4 year-olds who meet certain criteria can get 30 hours free child care per week for 38 weeks of the year.
All families will still be entitled to the existing 15 hours free childcare a week for 3&4 year olds.
If you currently use a childcare provider they may offer the 30 hours entitlement in September- however there is no obligation for them to do so. Please ask if you are uncertain.
Parents who wish to get 30 hours free childcare from September can apply now at the online Childcare Service.