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Family Hubs are a great place for families with children aged under 5 to go and take part in activities, health services, training opportunities and to seek support with many aspects of family life. Many of the activities and sessions are free and all centres offer a friendly and informal atmosphere.
From the term after your child turns 2 you may be eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare. Follow the link above to see how to apply, or call The Family Information Service on 0800 587 8191 to find out more.
All children are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare from the term after they turn three! You don't need to do anything to claim this, just let your Ofsted registered childcare provider know that you want to use these hours.
Some 3 to 4-year-olds are eligible for 30 hours free childcare a week, providing that you work a minimum number of hours each week. This link also includes information on the entitlement for foster parents/carers.