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Free Education & Childcare

2 year funding dinosaur

Free childcare for two year olds – Some children are able to access free early education/childcare in a pre-school, nursery or with a childminder for 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year. For more information and to check your child’s eligibility please visit www.hertsdirect.org/services/edlearn or contact your local Children’s Centre for more advice and support. 

For additional information on help with childcare costs visit www.gov.uk/childcaresupport


Childcare Choices – All the government childcare offers in one place

You can now find a straightforward explanation of all government childcare support on the new Childcare Choices website.

Childcare Choices brings all the government childcare offers together for the first time, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.  Using the website’s Childcare Calculator, you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.