Children: Day Care

Department for Education written question – answered on 29th January 2018.

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Photo of Lucy Allan Lucy Allan Conservative, Telford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to reduce the upper earnings limit for free childcare eligibility.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The entitlement to 30 hours free childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare and enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.

We are in the first full year of rolling out this transformative policy. Our immediate focus is on successful delivery for the spring and summer terms, and on evaluating 30 hours free childcare during its first year. We will not be making any significant changes to the policy until we can properly review whether 30 hours free childcare is being delivered effectively and supporting working families as intended.

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