Raising children can be costly, but did you know there is financial help for families?

If your childcare provider is also a Registered Education Provider, you may be eligible for up to 15 hours per week of funded nursery education, starting from the term following your child’s third birthday, until they start Primary School

You can find out if your childcare provider is a registered setting by using our childcare providers search function for both day nurseries and childminders.

Don't forget to check if you live in a Flying Start area, which also entitles you to free childcare from the term after your child's second birthday.

Other schemes and initiatives that may assist you with costs are:

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