30 Hour



30 Hours & Foster Carers

From September 2018, children in foster care will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare giving foster families the same support as other families.

Children in foster care who are aged 3 or 4 years old will be able to receive 30 hours free childcare, if the following criteria are met: 

 - Accessing the extended hours is consistent with the child’s care plan; and

 - For a single parent foster family, the foster parent is engaging in paid work outside their role as a foster parent; or

 - Where there are two foster parents in the same fostering household, both are engaging in paid work outside their role as a foster parents.


For more information on 30 hours for Children in Foster Care & How to Apply, please contact your Social Worker. 

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