Policy paper

Childcare Bill: policy statement

The government’s intention to extend free entitlement to childcare.


Childcare Bill: policy statement


This policy statement provides further details on the extended entitlement to free childcare for parents of children aged 3 and 4.

Published 2 July 2015
Last updated 4 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect recent announcements on early years in the Autumn Statement and further policy developments ahead of committee stage of the Childcare Bill.
  2. Updated 'Childcare Bill: policy statement' document. Also added 'The cost of providing childcare: analysis of responses' and 'Review of the cost of providing childcare in England terms of reference' documents.
  3. First published.