The Extended 30 Hours
Since September 2017, the Government have rolled out 30 hours of funded childcare for those who are entitled to it.
A family qualifies for the extended entitlement if both parents are working (or the sole parent in a lone parent family is working) and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours (National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage) and less than £100k a year.
If you are eligible, you are able to use as much or as little of the 30 hours and can split it between providers for example, you may want your child to do 3 full days at our nursery which would amount to 18 hours and then use the additional hours to pay a childminder who may drop them off and pick them up. Essentially, if you meet the criteria, you are entitled to up to 30 hours of free childcare. You may choose to only use the universal 15 hours which is absolutely your right, but you could use any combination that fits with the sessions that we offer.
For more information and to check what you are eligible for take a look at this website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.