The Government has launched an interactive website, www.childcarechoices.gov.uk which shows the help that is available towards the cost of childcare including the forthcoming Tax Free Childcare and the extended 30 hours Free Entitlement.
Please click here to apply for the 30 hours funding or the Tax Free Childcare Scheme www.childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk.
3 Year Old Funding
West Sussex County Council provide a Free Entitlement (Early Years Provision) of 15 or if eligible, 30 hours a week.
There are three cut off dates, if you child turns 3 between 1st January and 31st March you will receive funding at Easter, 1st April and August 31st funding will be in September and between 1st September and 31st December you will receive funding in January.
You will receive the WSCC form as soon as your child is old enough, please complete this as soon as possible and return it with a copy of their birth certificate.
2 Year Old Funding
West Sussex County Council also provide 15 hours a week funding for eligible 2 year old children.
Please click here for more details of the NEW Eligibility Criteria for 2 Year Old Funding.
Application for the 2 year old funding can be made online here.
Below are the forms available for download from West Sussex County Council regarding the Free Entitlement. The Free Entitlement Leaflet is also available in Polish, Russian, Tagalog, Arabic and Portugese please click the link above for more details.