Criteria change means 2,000 Cambridgeshire two year olds eligible for free childcare

12:09 04 September 2014

Shire Hall Cambridge.

Shire Hall Cambridge.

Archant

More than a quarter of two year olds in Cambridgeshire are now eligible for free childcare.

A change in national criteria, which has been introduced to coincide with the start of the school year, means 2,000 two year olds in Cambridgeshire (26 per cent) are eligible.

This includes children who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance, have a statement of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan, or who are working with Early Support and have needs requiring on-going specialist support.

Cambridgeshire County Council already includes families in receipt of Working Tax Credit - who previously were not entitled - as long as household income is still less than £16,190, as well as a range of families who receive other income related benefits.

More information is available on the County Council’s website at http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20064/childcare/248/free_childcare_for_2_year_olds

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:25

A man from Whittlesey has returned to Fenland after trekking almost 200 miles across the UK – all in the name of charity.

Yesterday, 14:01

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested after squirting a form of irritant chemical into the face of a woman, leaving her with facial injuries.

Yesterday, 12:32

This was the scene after a digger smashed into a family home in Earith on Monday night.

Yesterday, 12:15

Fenland Council has taken action against two of its top councillors for unpaid council tax, this paper can reveal today.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up