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More HELP with childcare for working families

If your child is three or four years old and you are a family with both parents working, or a lone working parent, then an additional 15 hours childcare could be yours.


For more help and information go to:

Childcare CHOICES

Can I get help with childcare costs? - Parents have a look at this website to see if you are eligible to further funding or finacial support for additional childcare for 3 and 4 year old children

Two Year Old Funding

If your child is two years old and:

  • you receive certain benefits, or
  • you are a working family on a low income then up to 15 hours of free childcare could be yours.    

Click on the link to apply:     


More help and information

For further help and information contact:-


  • Telephone:- 023 9268 8830 or

  • Family Information Service (FIS) email:

  • You can also drop-in to the FIS office in the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square (Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 5pm)
  • ask in Portsdown Nursery for a '2 year old funding application form'


What to expect, when? A parents’ guide.

The purpose of this booklet is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

Click on the word 'booklet' in the first sentence above or use the following link: