Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases. By September 2025, most working families with children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare support. The changes are being introduced gradually to make sure that providers can meet the needs of more families. This means that: From April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours childcare support. From September 2024, 15 hours childcare support will be extended to eligible working parents of children from the age of 9 months to 3-year-olds. From September 2025, eligible working parents of children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare a week. These hours can be used to provide “free” education for your child / children at Thornton Heath Nursery School where we offer part time (15 hrs) and full time (30 hrs) places from the age of 2 years. Sign up on the Childcare Choices website using the link here for more details about the upcoming expansion from April 2024, as well as how and when to register for support with childcare costs.