30 Hours Free Childcare Parent Survey Overview

From September 2017 the government have increased the amount of free childcare and early education 3 and 4 year old children of working parents can access from 15 hours to 30 hours per week.  Children from eligible households can the new entitlement from the term after their third birthday. 

*Eligibility criteria are as follows:

All parents in the household (lone or both) must be in work, as defined below.
For the purposes of this scheme, 'in work’ is defined as being in employment (including self-employed, maternity leave, adoption leave and long-term sick leave) and earning as a minimum the equivalent of the minimum wage for working 16 hours a week. As an example, the current minimum wage is £7.20 per hour for over 25s, so the minimum weekly income to be eligible would be £7.20 x 16 = £115.20 per week.
Each parent must earn less than £100,000 per year.
One parent must be 'in work' if the other receives disability benefit or benefits related to caring responsibilities.
 
We want to hear the views and experiences of parents relating to the 30 hours childcare entitlement.  Your feedback will help us to plan and deliver the entitlement to benefit working families in Shiphay. It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey. 

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