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The 30 Hours Extended Childcare Offer

The 30 Hours Extended Childcare Offer - an additional 15 hours of funded childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year old children.

Are you a working parent with a three year old child? Does your child attend a nursery or childminder?

Would you benefit from an additional 15 hours of funded childcare?

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All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours of funded childcare, a total of 570 hours per year can be claimed.

However, some working parents can claim an additional 15 hours of funded childcare.

This will be a total of 1140 hours per year that can be claimed.

To be eligible to apply for the additional 15 hours of funded childcare, the household must:

  • Be a two-parent working family or a lone working parent
  • Have all parents working and each parent earning on average:
    • the equivalent of 16 hours a week at the National Minimum or Living Wage (includes income received from tax credits or Universal Credit), and
    • earning less than £100,000 per year

NB if one parent’s income exceeds £100,000 the household will not be eligible

Both parents usually working, but one is temporarily out of work for a particular reason, as explained below:

  • One/ both parent/s is away from work on leave (parental, maternity etc.)
  • One/ both parent/s is in receipt of Statutory Sick Pay
  • Parents on zero-hours contracts will be eligible, as are those who are registered as self-employed.
  • One parent is employed and the other parent has either: substantial caring responsibilities/ and or disability based on specific benefits received for caring; is a foster carer with their own three- and four-year-old children.

Parents who are in training will not be eligible as they can receive other Government support.

Parents can apply at

Please also look at for help with childcare options. 


Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us:

Wandsworth Early Education and Childcare Places Team (EECP)


Phone: 020 8871 7899

Last updated: 19 Dec 2022