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3 and 4 Year Olds - 15 hours Funded Child Care 

All 3 to 4-year-olds can get up to 15 hours funded childcare a week for 38 weeks a year during term time.

Some providers can offer fewer hours per week but for more weeks of the year. You can get up to 570 funded hours per year.

Your funded hours can only start from the term after your child’s third birthday.


30 hours

Some 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours funded childcare a week.

You can start accessing your 30 hours from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday.

Or the term after you have applied and been issued a code, whichever is latest.


Check if you are eligible and find out how to apply on


At Hillcrest we only offer a limited number of 30 hour places and these are not guaranteed each year, please ask at the office for further details.