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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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Department for Education remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of families in Bolsover constituency are in receipt of 15-hours a week of free childcare for three and four-year olds. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolsover more like this
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Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
star this property uin 72011 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thismore than 2017-05-02
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Dennis Skinner more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-30more like thismore than 2017-06-30
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the apprenticeship levy on the budgets of non-maintained childcare and early education providers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 2310 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Apprenticeship Levy will be paid by all UK employers with an annual pay bill of over £3 million and is charged at 0.5% of an employer’s annual pay bill.</p><p>The Apprenticeship Levy supports our commitment to reaching 3 million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020. Employers in England who pay the levy will have an apprenticeship account. This is an online service that enables levy-paying employers to receive levy funds to spend on apprenticeships, manage their apprentices and pay their training provider.</p><p>It is for individual employers to calculate the impact of levy payments on their budgets.</p><p> </p><p>No employer that pays the levy will lose out if they take advantage of the opportunity to re-invest the money in high quality apprenticeship training.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for employers on paying the levy can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pay-apprenticeship-levy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pay-apprenticeship-levy</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T16:49:31.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T16:49:31.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on the roll-out of 30 hours of free childcare in Telford and Wrekin. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Telford more like this
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Lucy Allan more like this
star this property uin 123800 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The rollout of 30 hours free childcare has progressed well in Telford and Wrekin with 839 children reported to be taking up a 30 hours place, in November 2017. The local authority is receiving specialist support from our national delivery contractor to ensure progress continues as we move towards the summer term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T17:40:54.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T17:40:54.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Allan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s policy on funded childcare on the financial viability of childcare settings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 904432 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>By 2019-20, we will be spending approximately £6 billion a year on childcare support, including £1 billion to deliver 30 hours of free childcare and pay the higher funding rates that were introduced in April 2017.</p><p> </p><p>These rates were based on our ‘Review of Childcare Costs’, which was described as thorough and wide ranging by the National Audit Office.</p><p> </p><p>We are providing tailored support to providers on business sustainability and continue to monitor the implementation of 30 hours of free childcare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T16:58:00.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T16:58:00.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support parents of children under the age of 5 with the costs of childcare who want to undertake (a) further and (b) higher education courses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Batley and Spen more like this
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Tracy Brabin more like this
star this property uin 140836 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The Care to Learn scheme can help with childcare costs for eligible parents aged under 20 who meet Care to Learn residency criteria and are in receipt of publicly funded education or training. Care to Learn payments are not income assessed and a maximum amount that can be claimed is £175 per child per week in London and £160 per child per week elsewhere. Further details are available at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/care-to-learn</a>.</p><p> </p><p>For learners aged 19 and above, Learner Support is available to help those with a specific financial hardship that prevents them from taking part in learning. Colleges and providers have discretion to help learners meet costs such as childcare and travel.</p><p> </p><p>A Childcare Grant is available to full-time student parents in higher education using registered or approved childcare, so that childcare costs incurred while studying do not act as an additional barrier for lower income families accessing higher education. The grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs. The amount of Childcare Grant payable in 2018-19 will be based on 85 per cent of actual childcare costs, subject to a maximum grant of £164.70 per week for one child only or £282.36 per week for two or more children.</p><p> </p><p>Students are not entitled to receive a Childcare Grant if the student or their partner has elected to receive the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, the childcare element of Universal Credit, or is claiming support for childcare through the NHS bursary scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Students with children may also be able to receive the Parents' Learning Allowance to meet course related costs, and students with adult dependants may be able to receive an Adult Dependants Grant. The maximum amount of Parents Learning Allowance payable in 2018/19 will be £1,669 and the minimum £50. Further information can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help</a>.</p><p> </p><p>All three and four year olds and the most disadvantaged two year olds are entitled to access 15 hours a week of early education.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-05-09T16:47:12.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T16:47:12.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tracy Brabin more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-15more like thismore than 2016-07-15
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve the quality of early education and childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford South more like this
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Judith Cummins more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-25more like thismore than 2016-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants all children, regardless of their starting point, to have access to quality early education and childcare, as we know this makes a difference to their outcomes in later life. That is why we have taken the following steps to support the quality of early years provision:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) helps early years providers to prepare young children for school and improve their life chances by requiring them to deliver high-quality provision. The 2014-15 EYFS Profile results show that the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to increase – 66% in 2015, compared to 60% in 2014, and 52% in 2013.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We work closely with Ofsted to ensure a robust regulatory and inspection framework to drive continuous improvement in quality. The sector has responded very positively and the latest statistics show that 86% of early years providers were rated “good” or “outstanding” as of 31 March 2016.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The quality of the workforce continues to improve, with 87% of staff in full day care settings now qualified to level 3 (equivalent level of study to A-level). We are developing a workforce strategy that will aim to remove barriers to attracting, retaining and developing staff.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>From September 2016, all newly qualified level 2 and level 3 staff must also have paediatric first aid training if they are to count in the EYFS staff:child ratios. This will mean an extra 15,000 staff a year coming into the sector with first aid training, providing vital reassurance to parents that their children will be well cared for.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We have also introduced the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). Each eligible child will is funded for an EYPP of 53p per hour on top of the rate currently paid for the funded entitlement. This amounts to over £300 a year for a child taking up the full entitlement. Providers have flexibility about how they spend this money in order to improve the quality of provision for eligible children, but are held to account by Ofsted for using it effectively.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-07-25T14:47:58.757Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-25T14:47:58.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Judith Cummins more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per head is received for childcare in (a) St Helens North, (b) Merseyside and (c) the UK in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 45020 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities in Merseyside (including St Helens) currently (2016-17) receive the following funding rate per child per hour from central Government for delivering the two year old and three and four year old entitlements:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>LAs</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Three and Four year old entitlement</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Two year old entitlement</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Helens</p></td><td><p>£3.61</p></td><td><p>£4.87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Halton</p></td><td><p>£3.54</p></td><td><p>£4.93</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Knowsley</p></td><td><p>£4.49</p></td><td><p>£4.87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Liverpool</p></td><td><p>£5.24</p></td><td><p>£4.87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sefton</p></td><td><p>£4.03</p></td><td><p>£4.87</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wirral</p></td><td><p>£4.02</p></td><td><p>£4.87</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2016-17 the national average hourly rate paid by the Department of Education to local authorities in England is £4.56 for three and four year olds and £5.09 for two year olds. This includes the early years pupil premium.</p><p> </p><p>The figures given above relate to England. Childcare policy for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is devolved.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently consulting on proposals to change the way we fund free childcare and early years education. Our consultation can be found at: <a href="https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/eynff" target="_blank">https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/eynff</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T16:50:56.987Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T16:50:56.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the ability of maintained nursery schools and children's centres to remain financially viable following recent changes to their funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Erdington more like this
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Jack Dromey more like this
star this property uin 45260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>There have been no changes to the funding of maintained nursery schools and children centres. We are currently consulting on the introduction of an Early Years National Funding Formula to ensure a fairer allocation of early years funding to local authorities. The consultation document sets out our intention to provide supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools for at least two years in order to provide stability to the nursery school sector while they explore how to become more sustainable in the longer term, including exploiting the scope for efficiencies.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities have a duty under the Childcare Act 2006 to ensure sufficient children’s centres to meet the needs of local families. Local authorities must meet their statutory duties on children’s centres from funding that forms part of the Department for Communities and Local Government Business Rates Retention Scheme. In addition, other Government funding, including that for public health, adult skills training and troubled families may also be used locally to support services delivered wholly, or in part, through children’s centres. Local authorities must consult fully before any significant changes are made to children’s centre services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:39:15.493Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:39:15.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jack Dromey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) nursery schools, (b) day-care facilities and (c) children's centres in (i) Birmingham, Erdington constituency, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) the UK have (A) declared insolvency and (B) closed due to funding shortages in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Erdington more like this
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Jack Dromey more like this
star this property uin 45259 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Nursery Schools</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education's register of educational establishments in England and Wales indicates that from the 31 August 2013 to 31 August 2016 eight maintained nursery schools closed, and 10 amalgamated or merged with another school. No closures were recorded in Birmingham, Erdington or the West Midlands.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not collect information on the reasons for the closure of nursery schools. Local authorities have a duty to secure sufficient childcare in their local area. In consultation with their Schools Forum, they are responsible for deciding how best to distribute early years funding across their locality.</p><p> </p><p>There is a presumption against the closure of any nursery school. The local authority must consult on any proposed closures, clearly demonstrating the rationale for so doing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Day-care facilities</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not collect data on the number of childcare businesses that have closed. The Childcare and Early Years Provider Survey shows that the childcare market continues to expand.</p><p> </p><ul><li>The number of registered places in full day care settings rose by ten per cent between 2011 and 2013.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The long term increase in the number of full day care providers continued in 2013. In total there were 17,900 full day care settings in 2013 (compared to 17,600 in 2011).</li></ul><p> </p><p>Children’s centres</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities have a duty under the Childcare Act 2006 to ensure sufficient children’s centres to meet the needs of local families. The Department does not collect information on the reasons for the closure of children’s centres.</p><p> </p><p>According to data supplied by local authorities, a total of 259 children’s centres closed in the calendar years, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Forty nine of these closures were in the West Midlands. None of these were in Birmingham.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:39:50.01Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:39:50.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jack Dromey more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-14more like thismore than 2016-09-14
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Department for Education remove filter
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress she has made on implementing 30 hours' free childcare for working parents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 46451 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>We pledged to introduce the manifesto commitment to give working parents of 3- and 4-year-olds 30 hours of free childcare from September 2017, and we have already made excellent progress in meeting this deadline.</p><p>We have already put in place legislation to support 30 hours through the Childcare Act 2016, announced increased funding of £1billion extra per year by 2019/20 to support the introduction of 30 hours and launched a consultation on how we can allocate funding in a fairer way. We have also: identified £50million of capital funding to create new childcare places; consulted on the operational delivery of 30 hours; and have worked to provide parents applying for 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare with a single online application process for both government offers.</p><p>We have brought forward the implementation of the additional 15 hours to September 2016 for some families in eight areas. These areas will test how we can implement 30 hours in a way that works for children, parents and childcare providers.</p><p>Since the beginning of this month, working parents in York, Northumberland, Newham, Wigan, Staffordshire, Swindon, Portsmouth and Hertfordshire have been enjoying the benefits of 30 hours of free childcare.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T15:03:09.2Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T15:03:09.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this