Research and analysis

30 hours free childcare: evaluation of the national rollout

Findings from the evaluation of the first year of the national rollout of 30 hours free childcare.

Documents

Evaluation of the first year of the national rollout of 30 hours free childcare

Details

The evaluation collected data from 12 local authorities, which included surveys, interviews and census returns.

It aimed to:

  • understand how the policy was implemented
  • whether it is working as intended
  • understand the effects of the policy
  • consider whether it is achieving its objectives of supporting working families and helping parents to work

Guidance for local authorities evaluating the impact of 30 hours free childcare in their area is also available.

Published 11 September 2018