The financial support that is available to parents to help with the cost of childcare is increasing. These include major changes to make it easier for parents with childcare responsibilities to move into or take on more paid work. Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases.
By September 2025, eligible working parents with children aged between nine months old and statutory school age, will be able to access 30 hours of childcare support for 38 weeks of the year.
The childcare support expansion will be rolled out in stages, with:
- April 2024 – 15 hours a week offered to all eligible two-year-olds, the term after their 2nd birthday
- September 2024 – 15 hours a week offered to all eligible children from the term after a child turns nine months old
- September 2025 – 30 hours a week for all eligible children from the term after a child turns nine months old
For further information please visit https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/upcoming-changes-to-childcare-support/