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15 hours free early education and childcare for every 3 and 4-year-old

All three and four year old children in England are entitled to free 15 hours early education and childcare (570 hours in total per academic year).    The 15 hours are usually taken 38 weeks per year (term time) for at least 3 hours, 5…

15 hours free early learning for 2-year-olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your two year old have additional needs, or have they left care? You may be entitled to claim free childcare up to a maximum of 15 hours during term time, or 11…

30 hours free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds (extended entitlement)

All three- and four-year-old children in England receive 15 hours of free childcare per week. Some children may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the '30 Hours Childcare' or 'Extended Entitlement'. This entitlement would overall amount to 1,140…

Care leaving services for 18 to 25 year olds

A young person who has been looked after may be eligible for care leaving services when they reach the age of 18. If you are a care leaver, you may be eligible for services: from the ages of 18 to 21 from the ages of…

Care to Learn Scheme

The Care to Learn scheme can help with childcare costs while you study (up to £175 per week if you live in London). You must be under 20 at the start of your course and the scheme is available for publicly-funded courses in England. Your learning provider will be…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to early years providers to improve the education they provide to some 3 and 4-year-olds. Providers will use the money in ways that they think will support your child’s learning and development. This should be…

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Youth Council's Cost of Living Grant Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Care leaving services The Princes' Trust…

Free school meals (FSM)

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. You can apply for free school meals if your child is in full time education and you receive any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (provided you have an…

Help for low income families

The government provides information on a number of different Benefits for families, including who they are for and how you can apply for them, including; Apply for free school meals Benefits calculators Care to Learn Carer's Credit Childcare Grant Claim if you were injured while serving…

Money matters

In this page you may find information about different types of financial support.  Kensington and Chelsea cost of living support hub Help for households: national advice and support Money Cafe Healthy Start vouchers Sure Start maternity grant Help towards childcare costs Free school meals Support…

Start for Life: conception and first 2 years

The 'Start for Life' programme is the new government vision for the first 1,001 critical days on a child's life. This initiative aims to provide support and guidance to expectant and new parents to achieve the best outcomes for their child from conception and throughout…

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare Tax-Free Childcare is for working families, including those self-employed. You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months…
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