Changes to Early Education Entitlements 2023 -2025

The financial support that is available to parents to help with the cost of childcare is increasing. These include major changes to make it easier for parents with childcare responsibilities to move into or take on more paid work. Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases.

The changes are being introduced gradually to make sure you can meet the needs of more families.

This means that:

  • From April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours childcare support.
  • From September 2024, 15 hours childcare support will be extended to eligible working parents of children from the age of 9 months to 3-year-olds.
  • From September 2025, eligible working parents of children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare a week.

Like the existing offer, these hours can be delivered across 38 weeks of the year (during school term time), or up to 52 weeks if offering a stretched model of delivery.

How many hours of childcare can parents access?
Age Eligibility Now April 2024 September 2024 September 2025
9-23 months Eligible working families N/A N/A 15 30
2 year olds Current 2 year old funding criteria 15 15 15 15
2 year olds Eligible working families N/A 15 15 30
3 and 4 year olds All 15 15 15 15
3 and 4 year olds Eligible working families 30 30 30 30

Coventry Business, Sufficiency and Funding Team

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5451