New Early Education Entitlement for Three and Four Year Olds
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By completing and returning this survey, you will be automatically entered into a prize draw where the winner will win a £30 voucher for the Mall at Cribbs Causeway!
From September 2017, some working parents of three and four year olds will be entitled to 1,140 hours of free childcare per year. This works out at 30 hours a week over 38 weeks (normal school terms) and so you may have heard it referred to as “30 hours free childcare”. The criteria to qualify for this entitlement are:
- A child must be either three or four years old and living in England.
- Both parents must be working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) and each parent must earn, on average at least a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or national living wage (approx. £115.20 per week or £5,990.40 per year) and less than £100,000 per year.
Families where one parent does not work (or neither parent works) will not usually be eligible for the extended free entitlement.
In preparation for the introduction of this new entitlement from September 2017, we are asking parents to help us plan for the changes by completing a short survey. The survey asks about your current childcare arrangements, whether or not you are likely to be entitled to the new extended offer, and whether or not you plan to take it up.
We appreciate that your circumstances may change by September 2017, and therefore the information you give us will not be used to decide whether or not you will get a place, but will be used to help us plan places, staffing arrangements, changes to fees etc.
Please complete the survey by Wednesday 29th March 2017 for your chance to win £30 Mall voucher.