All 3 and 4 year olds are already entitled to 15 hour of free early education. From September 2017 there will be an additional 15 hours of free childcare available for families that meet the Government’s eligibility criteria:-
Both parents must be working – or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage
Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
We are still awaiting further details from the Department for Education (including the Statutory Guidance) and will continue to update the web page as this becomes available. We will also provide updates by email, and expect to provide local briefings and network opportunities in the future.