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Children: Day Care

Question for Department for Education

UIN 132418, tabled on 13 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) three and (b) four year olds are eligible for 30 hours funded childcare.

Answered on

16 March 2018

In the 2015 Spending Review the government set out that 390,000 children are expected to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare. We estimate this to be around 42% of 3 and 4 year olds.

The number of eligible children will increase with a rising population through the academic year as more children turn three.

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