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30 Hours of Funded Childcare
August 1, 2017
30 Hours of Funded Childcare will be Available at Zippys Nursery from September 2017
All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. An extra 570 hours of free childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total. 30 hours free childcare will be available from September 2017.
The eligibility criteria are the same as the ones for Tax-Free Childcare, except you can continue to get these types of support at the same time as 30 hours free childcare:
childcare vouchers or salary sacrifice schemes
childcare grants and bursaries
When you apply, you'll be confirming that you need childcare so that you and your partner, if you have one, can work. If your child's already in a full-time reception class in a state funded school, you won't be eligible for 30 hours free childcare.
March 1, 2018
The weather forecast for tomorrow suggests that conditions will deteriorate further and we may need to close the nursery. A final decision will be made early tomorrow morning and we will use the kinderlime to update you. We are letting you know early, as we appreciate that parents will need to juggle their own commitments and journeys into work and may need to put contingency plans into place. We would not expect anyone to travel to nursery unless it is safe to do so.