Welfare reform changes

Childcare for working parents

At present, all three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare over 38 weeks – a universal provision that is not affected by the circumstances of the parent or child, including their means.

In 2017 it was announced that The Childcare Bill will provide a further additional 15 hours of free childcare for 38 weeks of the year but only for a “qualifying child of a working parent”.

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