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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS.

For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information for Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice pages.

Latest Update: Colleges, schools and childcare settings during the national lockdown

Funded childcare

All 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds are entitled to a certain amount of free early education and childcare.

30 hours free childcare

From September 2017, for eligible 3 and 4-year-old children, the government is extending the free early education and childcare entitlement from 15 to 30 hours per week.

Find out more about the 30 hours free funding >

Free childcare for 2-year-olds (Golden Tickets)

A Golden Ticket allows you to access free childcare for your 2-year-old, if eligible

Free childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

From the term after their third birthday, until they start school, your child is entitled to up to 570 hours of free childcare