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It’s usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year.
The free early education and childcare:
must be with an approved childcare provider
starts from the term after your child’s second birthday.
Your two-year-old can get free early education and childcare if you live in England and get one of the following:
If you’re getting any of the above benefits, click the link below to apply for free childcare.
Your child can also get free early education and childcare if any of the following apply:
To apply under the extended criteria please:
Providers deliver the 15 hours across:
14 weeks in the autumn term
12 weeks in the spring term
12 weeks in the summer term.
Eligible children can get the free hours in the term following their second birthday.