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.
Over 200 more places than anticipated were taken up by parents in the city-wide pilot of the 30 hours in York, according to an evaluation report.
Following the publication of the evaluation of the 30-hour pilots, we take an in-depth look at the findings.
Tower Hamlets, which has extremely high levels of deprivation, has one of the highest Government hourly rates for 30 hours. How is the area spending it? Joanne Parkes...
The Department for Education’s updated operational guidance now says that parents taking up the 30 hours can 'expect to' pay for meals, consumables and activities...
What do childcare providers need to know when it comes to helping parents with the 30-hours computer application system? Hannah Crown tries to plug the gaps
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has reiterated its pledge to introduce the 30 hours for all three- and four-year-olds and vulnerable two-year-olds.
Childminders will lose an average of £410.40 per child a year under the 30 hours due to a shortfall in funding, a survey has revealed.
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.
Michael Pettavel, whose nursery school is in one of the areas piloting the 30 hours, wonders who the funded hours are really for