Childcare funding

Hi everyone I’m a full time carer for my brother who is autistic I am claming carers allowance and i take my brother to weekly appointments but I have a child of my own who is 17 months old he is currently going through the terrible 2s and is making it hard work for me to attend the appointments as I can’t get any child care I did used to bring him but he is becoming very disruptive lately and it’s just getting to hard to bring him along I was just wondering does any one know if I can get funded childcare for a child under 2 years old? I’m a single working house hold and can’t afford to pay for him to go nursery as the prices can be very expensive I know from the age of 2 I can get 15 hours funded but I can’t find anything for under 2’s can anybody help me?

Hi Selina and welcome,

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