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Around a fifth of two-year-olds in Cambridgeshire are now eligible for free childcare, following the widening of a national scheme.

Families on a low income will be eligible, and in the first instance they can visit a Cambridgeshire Children’s Centre, or call the Council’s Childcare Information Team on 0345 04 54 014.

Eligible children can receive up to 15 hours of early education and childcare a week, over 38 weeks of the year, or spread the hours more evenly over a year.

Places for two-year-olds have specifically been made available in high quality childcare settings, including childminders and nurseries.

The free childcare for two-year-olds is in addition to the 15 hours a week that all three and four-year-olds can receive.

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