Henry Smith – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Henry Smith on 2015-11-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made on the implementation of 30 hours of free childcare for working parents.

Mr Sam Gyimah

On 1 June 2015, the government introduced a Bill to create a new entitlement to 30 hours of free childcare for working parents of three and four-year-olds.

The entitlement is on track to be implemented early for some families in some areas from September 2016, with full roll-out across England from September 2017. More details will be available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/childcare-bill-policy-statement