Published: Friday, 28th July 2017

Parents and carers may be able to get more free childcare for three and four year olds.

At the moment all families with three or four year olds can get 15 hours per week of free childcare and early learning for 38 weeks of the year. From September, some families will be able to get an extra 15 hours a week on top of that.

Here to help you understand what you can get

The Council is running a 'Free Early Learning' poster and banner campaign at local children's centres to help make the new system clearer.

You can also contact the Council's Family Information Service with any questions about the changes.

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We know the system can be complicated but we want our local families to be aware of what extra help they can get. Make sure you find out what you can claim by contacting our support team."

Where you could use your childcare and early learning hours

Free early learning places can be used at any of the following:

  • a registered childminder
  • a children's centre
  • a creche
  • a nursery
  • a pre-school playground.

For more information about Free Early Learning Royal Greenwich, visit our Families Information Service pages.