Applications for 15 hours childcare are now open for eligible workingparents in England with a child who turns two on or before 31st March. Parents can apply for their hours on gov.uk to get their code and then share it with their childcare provider. To continue receiving the governmentsupport, they will need to reconfirm their details every three months ontheir gov.uk account.

From September 2024, 15 hours childcare will be expanded to eligible working parents in England with children between 9 and 23 months old.From September 2025, eligible working parents in England with childrenbetween 9 months up to school age will have access to 30 hours childcare.

This comes alongside the existing government childcare support, including 30hours for 3- and 4-year-olds, Tax-Free

Childcare and Universal Credit Childcare. Parents might be able to use morethan one offer to help with their childcare costs.

Childcare is also expanding for primary-school children – from September 2024, parents in England are expected to see an expansion in the availabilityof childcare in their local area before and after school, that runs from 8amuntil 6pm or later, also known as ‘wraparound childcare’. If you are eligible forTax-Free Childcare or Universal Credit Childcare, you can use the support to help pay for wraparound childcare.

Visit Childcare Choices to see what support you might be eligible for, now andin the future, so you can juggle work and life: Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK