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FS1 - 30 hours funding

From September 2017 working parents/carers of 3 and 4 year old children may be eligible to receive an additional 15 hours of free education and childcare a week, this is on top of the current entitlement of 15 hours for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please follow the link to view Staffordshire County Councils’ ‘Parent guide to 30 hours free childcare from September 2017’ and to see if you may be eligible:

If you feel that you meet the qualifying criteria and would like to take up the extra hours in September then please speak to the office.

Upcoming changes to childcare support

The financial support that is available to parents to help with the cost of childcare is increasing. These include major changes to make it easier for parents with childcare responsibilities to move into or take on more paid work. Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases. By, September 2025, working parents with children aged 9 months old to when they start school will be eligible for 30 hours childcare support. 

September 2023