New 30 hours free early learning

25th January 2017

The eligibility for the extra 15 hours childcare for working parents is outlined below.  This has been taken from the Sheffield City Council website.



A household with 2 working parents or a single parent household where the parent works, will be entitled to the additional hours if they earn at least 16 hours pay at National Living Wage per week.  This is currently £115.20 a week, but will have increased when the offer is available.

Because entitlement is earnings based, unpaid/voluntary work will not count towards your eligibility.

The upper limit on entitlement has been set at £100,000 per year.

The new offer won’t be available until September 2017. 

As with Free Early Learning, children will be able to use the free places from the start of the term following their 3rd birthday.

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