Hi, Before anyone says that you can't or shouldn't plan these things... I am a planner! And just want to feel like finances have been considered. So, I have a nearly 3yo and a 14mo, and work part time. I really want another child, possibly two more, so feel I need to crack on (I am mid-30s). I am considering not working for a few years if and when dc3 comes along. Do you know what our 1yos will be entitled to in terms of free childcare, and when? I am potentially setting myself up to have 3 preschoolers at home during my next mat leave so just want to be informed/ consider finances etc..as I decide when to ttc. Thanks
1 year olds are entitled to nothing in terms of free childcare - you get 15 free hours currently the term after they turn 3, unless you are in a vulnerable or at risk group when they may get them at 2. There is a possibility of the 15 free hours becoming 30 free hours but still after 3 and only if both parents work.