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Free childcare and early education, 2, 3 & 4 year olds - free 15 hours, free 30 hours

2 Year Old Free Childcare

Find out if your are eligible for free childcare and early education for your 2 year old.

If you are eligible, you can get 15 hours a week free during term time, at a nursery, children's centre, childminder or some Islington Primary Schools.

All three and four year olds are eligible for 15 hours free early learning - at a nursery or with some childminders - each week during term time, beginning the term after the child's third birthday.

From September 2017, some families will be able to get an additional 15 hours free childcare and early learning. For further details about eligibility go to

For further information about free childcare and early education see Islington's Free Early Education webpage, or contact the Family Information Service, 020 7527 5959.

The Childcare Choices website outlines help for parents with childcare costs.