Deadline approaching for 30 hours of free childcare for Cambridgeshire parents

Cambridgeshire parents of three and four-year-olds have 20 days left to register for 30 hours free c

Cambridgeshire parents of three and four-year-olds have 20 days left to register for 30 hours free childcare. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire parents of three and four-year-olds have until the end of the month (August 31) to register for 30 hours free childcare.

From September 1, the free childcare will be available for working parents, doubling the current entitlement.

Parents who want to take up this entitlement from September need to register via www.childcarechoices.gov.uk by August 31 to receive an eligibility code that is verified by their childcare provider. Codes issued after this date cannot be used to access free childcare until the start of the next term (January 1 2018).

Once your child turns three, if you have confirmed your eligibility, you can start claiming from the beginning of the following term, i.e. April 1, September 1 or January 1.

Councillor Simon Bywater, chairman of the children and young people’s committee, said: “So far almost half of the eligible families in Cambridgeshire have registered and we want to ensure that all working families who would like to do so claim this entitlement.”


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• For more information, visit https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/childcare-and-early-learning/childcare-information/.

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