The government’s intention to extend free entitlement to childcare.
This policy statement provides further details on the extended entitlement to free childcare for parents of children aged 3 and 4.
You can follow the passage of the Childcare Bill and read related amendments and documentation on the Parliament website.
Published: 2 July 2015
Updated: 4 December 2015
- Updated to reflect recent announcements on early years in the Autumn Statement and further policy developments ahead of committee stage of the Childcare Bill.
- 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.
- First published.