Council launches childcare consultation

From 1 September 2017 the Government is increasing free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds from 15 to 30 hours per week.

In order to understand demand and help plan for the national roll out, Brighton & Hove City Council is keen to find out employers’ and employees’ needs for flexible and out of hours childcare.

Who is eligible?

The 30 hours free childcare will be available to families with children aged three and four where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family), and where each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum wage or living wage, and neither parent earns more than £100,000 per year. This includes employed and self-employed parents and those on zero hours contracts who meet the criteria.

Download more information about the 30 hours scheme.

To respond to the short on-line consultation please click here.