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Extended free childcare entitlement (30 hours)

Eligible working families are able to access an additional 15 hours of free childcare for their 3 or 4 year old child, in addition to the current 15 hours of universal free early learning entitlment. You may also have heard the extended entitlement being referred to as the additional 15 hours, or 30 hours.

Vacancies for the Autumn Term 2019

For the latest list of settings that have vacancies for the 30 hours extended entitlement places please download the list to the bottom or right of your screen.

Who is eligible?

A list of the eligiblity criteria can be found here.

Where can you access a list of early years providers that intend to offer the extended entitlement in Redbridge?

A list of settings that offer the extended entitlement in Redbridge is available in this area of our Family Services Directory - please select the category 'Where to access the extended entitlement' on the right side of this page. Please note that this only includes settings who have informed us they intend to offer the extended entitlement. If your local setting, or one that you have chosen for your child, is not listed then please ask them for further details.

How can I apply for the extended entitlement?

All checks and applications for the extended entitlement will be processed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customers (HMRC).

If you are unsure what support you can access for childcare costs you can complete the online 'Childcare Calculator' at  

To apply for the extended entitlement, and for further information, please visit If you are having difficulty in applying for the extended entitlement please contact the HMRC Childcare Service helpline on 0300 123 4097

Further information and support

For further information please view our additional guidance, 'Extended free childcare entitlement' or please contact Families Information Direct (FiND).  


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