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Children, young people and families - cost of living support

If you are a parent, or guardian, and need support, to help with the cost of living, the following services and organisations might be able to help you.

Free childcare for three and four year olds

Plymouth has a wide range of childcare providers that can help to look after children and young people. Find a childcare provider.

The Government has introduced free 30 hours of childcare to eligible families. Find out more at



01752 668000


Free school meals in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council has a five day turnaround for all free school meals applications and will advise your child's school of the date the free school meals start.




01752 307410


Fit and fed

Plymouth City Council has received funding from the Department for Education to coordinate a city-wide holiday activity and food programme during 2022 to support families with children who receive free school meals.

Each holiday club will have a different theme (for example sport, art, outdoors, dance) and will offer a different mix of activities.

The next Fit and Fed holiday club programmes will be taking place over the school summer holiday.



01752 668000


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This page was last updated on 14 June 2022

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