Baby with clock30 hours Childcare

What 30 hours childcare is and where you can find more support


Currently, all three and four-year-olds and some two-year-olds in the UK are entitled to funded childcare.

In England, the allocation has risen from 15 to 30 hours per week in term time or 1140 hours per year for three and four-year-olds of working parents.

Similar entitlements will follow in Wales and Scotland by 2020 with pilots currently ongoing across both countries.

See Government Tax-Free Childcare guidance here and 30 hours childcare guidance here.