Children: Day Care:Written question - 132418

Asked by Tracy Brabin
(Batley and Spen)

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Asked on: 13 March 2018
Department for Education
Children: Day Care
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) three and (b) four year olds are eligible for 30 hours funded childcare.
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 16 March 2018

In the 2015 Spending Review the government set out that 390,000 children are expected to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare. We estimate this to be around 42% of 3 and 4 year olds.

The number of eligible children will increase with a rising population through the academic year as more children turn three.

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