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Free Places for 2,3 and 4 Year Olds

Funding Childcare Places and Tax Free Childcare through Lancashire County Council

15 hours funding is available each week for all children the term after their third Birthday and for eligible 2 year olds the term after their second birthday.


The term after your child's third birthday, they will automatically receive 15 hours funding which we would claim on your behalf.  In addition, eligible families can apply for 15 hours for 2 years olds and 30 hours funding per week (an additional 15 hours per week) for 3 and 4 years olds.

15 hours funding is equivalent to a place for 2.5 days per week.

30 hours funding provides a place each day, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Additional hours can be added to your child's funded hours and paid for as an additional cost.

To find out if you are eligible for 2 year old funding, 30 hours funding and for information about Tax Free Childcare, visit the Governments Childcare Choices website:

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