The online checker is now available so you can find out if you are entitled to the extended free childcare offer for 3 and 4 year olds.

Currently all 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to 570 hours of free childcare a year as a universal offer. In September 2017 this will be increased for eligible working families up to 1140 hours, known as The Extended Free Childcare Offer.

View the leaflet to find out the criteria for working families. You can now register your details on the Childcare Support website, where you can find out if you can access this exciting offer.

This offer will provide parents huge savings on their childcare costs, and also benefit children’s early years’ education.

Visit the website for more information about services for children and families.

You can also submit a telephone application by calling 0300 123 4097.

For any further queries you can contact the Childcare and Families Information Service on 01332 64078 or email the team