Services for Young Children

30 Hours Childcare

The Childcare Act 2016 includes the extension of the free early years education entitlement from 15 hours to 30 hours for eligible families.

30 hours childcare implementation

Providers of early years education need to consider how they will implement 30 hours childcare in tandem with tax-free childcare. We are keeping providers informed of developments via the Services for Young Children provider blog bulletin and provider briefings.

For information relating to eligibility and applying for 30 Hours Childcare see the parent’s section. The Government's website ‘Childcare Choices’ is for parents to find out more about the help they can have with childcare costs. There is also information for childcare providers about the schemes and signing up for delivery.

We offer a range of tools to support planning and delivery of 30 hours childcare: - see the right hand column under the sub-heading 'Tools'.

30 hours eligibility checking

Video: how to run 30 hour eligibility checks

Information about tax-free childcare is also available on the Business Support page.

30 hours Inclusion

In November 2017 a conference took place with Hampshire childcare providers and partners to explore how children with additional needs could take up their early years education offer including the extended entitlement.

Details of the main presentation, workshops and evaluation of the day Microsoft Word 22kB.

30 hours EYE funding updates

For the latest updates regarding the funding process for 30 Hours.