Free childcare is extended up to 30 hours a week

Roger Mills Beddington, BOROUGH NEWS, Carshalton, Cheam, Hackbridge, Sutton, Wallington, Worcester Park Leave a Comment

From September 2017, working parents may be able to get up to 30 hours a week of free early education and childcare for their three or four-year-old. All three and four-year-olds are currently entitled to up to 15 hours a week free childcare.

The additional 15 hours will be available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage and less than £100,000 per year.

Parents can check their eligibility online by creating an online childcare service account via

The 30 hours free childcare can be used at registered childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools and nursery class/school. Some providers may not be able to offer the full 30 hours. However, the entitlement can be accessed in more than one setting.

Find out more or contact the Sutton Family Information Service on 020 8770 6000.

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