Universal 15 hours Free Early Years Places for 3 & 4 Year Olds
All eligible 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early year’s provision per week for 38 weeks per year (570 hours per year). Please visit the PIN website
to find out if your child is eligible for a place.
Free Childcare for 2 year olds - Information for Parents
We have information and advice about the free nursery education places for 2 year olds. We process all applications which can be done by following this link to our PIN website 2YO FNE Online Applications
or alternatively you can freephone 0800 073 8800 to discuss eligibility criteria or where to take/use the hours.
Or alternatively call FIS on 0800 073 8800 for a free, impartial childcare search.
30 hours for 3 and 4yo (extended 15 hours funded for working parents)
30 hours free childcare has launched for working parents of children aged 3 and 4 years old.
Parents must each expect to earn at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) with an earning cap of £100,000 per individual. If you or your partner are on maternity, paternity, adoption leave or statutory sick pay, or you are unable to work because you are disabled or have substantial caring responsibilities, then you may still be eligible.
Parents need to apply and have their code validated before the end of each term to qualify for the following term.
The 30 hours entitlement can be split amongst providers (school nursery/childminder/day nursery) as long as no more than 2 providers are used each day.
Tax free childcare
Working parents can start applying for Tax-Free Childcare. Click for more information and to apply for tax free childcare.
Working Tax Credits
Parents and carers can also get help with childcare costs through the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit
FIS offer a free impartial better off calculation. We take all your information and will provide you with all relevant information for your circumstances. Please call 0800 073 8800 for more information.
You may also find the RCBC benefit clinics useful. Find out with of our benefit clinics
will be most convenient to you.