From September 2017, 30 hours will be available for 3 and 4-year-old children of working parents in England. This is in addition to the existing 15 hours, which all 3 and 4-year-olds, and some 2-year-olds, can currently receive.
Tax-Free Childcare offers parents with children under 12 up to £2,000 per child, per year, towards their childcare costs (or under 17 and up to £4,000 for disabled children). Eligible parents entering the scheme will open an online childcare account that they can use to pay the setting.
To help you look at all the help on offer the government has set up a website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk . By visiting the site you can look at what is available and have the option to enter some details to help work out the best options for you.