Practitioners have until 15 December to express their views (email in a written submission) as the bill passes through the House of Commons.
Anyone with relevant interest or experience in the childcare sector is encouraged to make their views known as soon as possible, as this will give the Committee a longer time to consider them.
The Childcare Bill proposes:
- an ‘extended entitlement’ to an additional 15 hours of free childcare for 38 weeks of the year for a ‘qualifying child of a working parent’;
- a duty on all local authorities to publish information about childcare and related matters.
Need to know:
Find out more about how to have your say and take part here
Submission email – email@example.com
Timeline - Childcare Bill:
1 June – First reading of the bill at the House of Lords
1 July to 6 July – Committee sittings at the House of Lords
14 October – Report stage at House of Lords
26 October – Final presentation at the House of Lords and first reading at the House of Commons
25 November – Second reading debate and money resolution at the House of Commons
26 November – Call for further written submissions from the public
15 December – End of committee stage and absolute closing date for written submissions
After the Committee stage, the bill will go through the Report stage and a third reading. It will then go through a final amendment before becoming law.