From September 2017 free childcare entitlement will be extended to up to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four-year-olds. This will be an extension of the current universal entitlement of 15 hours a weeks for all three and four-year-olds. You can set up an account and apply for both 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare at the same time.

For more information and online application go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk (external link)

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Free 15 hours per week for all families of three and four year olds. Application to Haringey Council is not required – you simply go direct to the approved childcare provider of your choice. You will still receive free 15 hours even if you are not eligible for the free 30 hour offer.

For more information and a list of approved providers in Haringey go to: www.haringey.gov.uk/freeearlyeducation3and4 (external link)

Free 15 hours per week for some two year olds of low income families in receipt of certain benefits. Also, if you work, earns £16, 190 or less and are in receipt of Tax Credits you may also be eligible.

For more information and for online application go to: www.haringey.gov.uk/freefor2s (external link)

To find out more and to download some Childcare Costs Fact Sheets: