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 30 Hours

The Childcare Bill has now been signed into law and has so become the Childcare Act. This sets out the legal basis for the increase in free entitlement for working families from 15 to 30 hours per week. The government has issued a consultation which asks for you views on the way it should be administered. Wokingham Borough Council will be responding however it is important that as many providers respond directly to the government so that the model that is adopted is shaped by the views of the people who will have to work with it. Please find a link to the consultation below.

https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/childcare-free-entitlement

 

Consultation of disqualification by association.

Please see a link below to a government consultation on possible changes to the disqualification by association rules.

 https://consult.education.gov.uk/school-employment-division/childcare-disqualification-arrangements 

 The consultation response needs to be entered online using the link on the webpage.

 

Consultation on the Single Funding Formula

Please see link below to a government consultation on the new single funding formula for Early Years. This governs the amount of money given to the local authority to pass on to providers for providing the free entitlement.

https://consult.education.gov.uk/early-years-funding/eynff

The consultation response needs to be entered online using the link on the webpage.