3&4 Year Olds Extended Entitlement- 30 Hours

3&4 Year Olds Extended Entitlement- 30 Hours


Parent Questionnaire

This template is for schools and PVI providers to survey current or future parents, to see if they are eligible for the 30 hours and assess demands for your services. It is designed so that you can add to it or change to suit your settings needs. The highlighted areas are for you to enter your own details or for your information.

Parent questionnaire

Childcare Works updates

The Department for Education (DfE) awarded a two-year national support contract to Childcare Works in October 2016. The project is to work with providers and local authorities on the implementation of the extended entitlement to 30-hours of free childcare for working parents.

There are lots of useful resources available through their website http://www.childcareworks.co.uk/

Childcare Works are also holding FREE briefings sessions for providers and more information is available through their website.



What is the 30 hours Extended Entitlement?

From September 2017, working parents will be entitled to up to 15 hours a week of additional extended entitlement on top of the universal entitlement of 15 hours of free early education.  The additional 15 hours will be available to eligible children aged 3 at the start of the term following their 3rd birthday until the child is attending Reception.   Providers do not have to offer the extended entitlement.

Who is eligible? 

  • both parents are working or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family (including self-employed persons)
  • and each parent earns on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage (NMW) or national living wage (NLW).
  • Parents do not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but rather their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at NMW or NLW
  • and learn ess than £100,000 per year (per individual).
  • Foster carers are eligible for their own children but not the children they foster

In addition one parent is employed and one parent:

  • has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring;
  • is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.



Preparing for 30 hours

From January- March 2017 short presentations were delivered by Children Centre Reach areas click on the link for a copy . 

Airedale and Wharfedale Cluster

BD5 Cluster

Keighley Cluster

Lister Park Cluster

East Bradford Cluster



Training opportunity

Preparing your business for the extended entitlement (30 hours)

From feedback from the early implementers / innovators one of the key messages is that schools and group based providers need support to be able to have a sustainable business model if they are delivering 30 hour places.

We have asked Childcare Works to deliver this on behalf of the LA

The session will cover:

  • Explore business planning tools which will support providers to develop sustainable business models.
  • Examine the different delivery models options
  • Explore the practicalities of delivering high quality flexible and/or extended provision through direct delivery and partnership working.
  • Use the learning, tools and techniques to identify a workable model, which works for providers and offers increased flexibility to families.

Date:   Monday 13th March
Time:    9.30-12.30
Venue: Midland Hotel Forster Square Bradford, BD1 4HU

Cost: £25 per person

Please complete the booking form and return by 4th March. Places are limited. You will receive a confirmation e-mail if you have been allocated a place(s). If you receive confirmation and you do not attend you may still be charged  

New Childcare Schemes in 2017 - Updates for Parent

Parents can now register on the goverment website to get updates when the Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare are available and how they can apply.

Share it with your parents.





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