30 Hour Entitlement
From September 2017 some 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to a further 15 hours of free childcare which can either be taken over 38 weeks (totalling 30 hours per week) or, as with the universal 15 hours of free childcare, can be stretched by taking fewer hours over 50 weeks of the year.
To be eligible for the additional hours, you (and your partner if you have one), must be working and earning the equivalent of 16 hours per week at the National Living Wage, live in England, and expect to have an income of less than £100,000 a year (£200,000 per couple). Full details about eligibility and exceptions to the above can be found by visiting gov.uk or glosfamiliesdirectory.org.uk.
Families claiming the additional 15 hours must reconfirm their eligibility every 3 months. Failure to do so will result in parents having to meet the full costs.
For more information please go to the Glos Family Directory website here. If you have any questions about the funding, contact the Family Information Service on 01452 427362.