How to apply for 30 hours of free childcare for three and four-year-olds

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Mon 8th March 2021

Parents whose children are eligible for free childcare have just a few weeks left to apply for funding in time for the summer term.

Working parents with a three- or four-year-old are entitled to 30 hours of free childcare.

The free hours can be for 38 weeks (term time) or fewer hours stretched over a whole year.

Funding for the offer is granted on a termly basis, with the next round due to start at the beginning of the summer term.

The deadline for applications for free childcare starting in the summer term is Wednesday, March 31.

Applications can be made online via, where you can also find out if you are eligible for the offer.

You can find out more by clicking on the link in the Tweet below.