Briefing: Childcare – DfE implementation of 30 hours free provision from September 2017

Policy product type
CSN briefing
Published date
August 17, 2017
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • Additional 15-hours entitlement for working parents
  • Free childcare entitlement
  • LA role in implementing the new entitlement
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Health, public health, adult social care, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
Related briefings

DfE consultation: The thirty hours free childcare entitlement (May 2016)

NAO: Entitlement to free early education and childcare (May 2016)

Early Education and Childcare: Cost and funding: DfE research (March 2017)

DfE Early Years Workforce Strategy (April 2017)

Most working parents of 3 and 4-year olds will be eligible for an additional 15 hours a week of ‘free’ childcare from September 2017. This briefing looks at the DfE implementation plans and the LA role in managing the process.

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