Big Issue: 30-HOURS FREE CHILDCARE
From September 2017, working parents of three- and four-year-olds will be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare. Follow the progress of the Government's flagship policy as it develops.
A nursery owner has presented a petition to his local MP Nadhim Zahawi, calling for the Government to rethink funding plans for 30 hours childcare.
The Department for Education has published operational guidance for 30-hour childcare.
The Government should scrap the 30 hours and expand the free entitlement for the ‘worst-off’, a new report recommends.
The National Day Nurseries Association is calling on the Government to rethink its flagship 30-hours policy after a fifth of respondents to its annual survey said...
A new project to support childminders considering offering the 30 hours free entitlement is to launch with DfE funding.
The early years sector is cautiously welcoming an extra £50 million cash injection for expanding nursery capacity and offering 30-hour places.
The number of parents taking up the 30 hours under the early roll-out programme has exceeded Government expectation.
Less than half of early years settings plan to offer the Government’s 30-hour offer, research from the Pre-school Learning Alliance suggests.
New figures suggest hundreds of childcare settings are closing across the country.
Newly registered childminders and childminder agencies can apply for grants of up to £1,000, if they are planning to offer the Government’s funded 30-hour childcare...
Through all the debate around 30 hours, one thing has remained constant.