Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare are two separate government schemes, to help parents with the cost of childcare.
For parents of children who will be 3 on 31st August can apply now.4
You can take your funding hours during term time or alternatively you can choose to spread your funding across the year, however this option will mean that you will get fewer hours per week and you may need to top your hours up privately.
You can apply for childcare funding through one online application – the childcare service
Please REMEMBER that the hours goes with your child not with each child provider and each provider must be informed if your child is at another setting to avoid any large unwanted bills.
For more information regarding the new 30 hours funded childcare please visit -https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/30-hours-free-childcare-eligibility