Be aware of free support

ELIGIBLE parents in the county are being urged to apply for free childcare for two-year-olds.

Those who meet the relevant criteria are now entitled to ask for 15 hours of early education per week without charge. It is available from the term that follows their child’s second birthday.

To find out how to apply and check your eligibility, visit www.northumber land.gov.uk/freechildcare or call 01670 623592.




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