30 Hours Free Early Education and Childcare - Parent Survey

Closed 5 Aug 2016

Opened 5 Jul 2016


You may be aware that the government are planning to introduce 30 Hours Free Early Years Childcare from September 2017, for parents who meet certain eligibility criteria set by government. The criteria are presently;

  • both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum/living wage and less than £100,000 per year. Working will include self-employed persons. Parents do not necessarily need to actually work 16 hours a week, but rather their earnings must reflect at least 16 hours of work at minimum wage  or at the national living wage. This includes parents on zero hour’s contracts who meet the criteria.
  • both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity leave , adoption leave , or statutory sick pay
  • one parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring or
  • one parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits.

We are presently trying to estimate the numbers of parents who may be eligible and to see if we have enough childcare places to meet this demand. Your help with this survey will be invaluable in helping us do this. We do not need you to enter any names as the survey is anonymous but it would help if you could complete all questions.

Thank you so much for your help.


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