Wraparound childcare guidance for schools

Explains the role of schools and academy trusts in supporting parents to access wraparound childcare.

Applies to England



This guidance is for:

  • school and trust leaders educating primary-school-aged children
  • operational wraparound leads in schools
  • governing boards in maintained schools, academies, trusts and free schools

It provides guidance to help schools:

  • offer new or expanded wraparound childcare, with support from the national wraparound childcare programme
  • respond to requests from parents and childcare providers about wraparound and holiday childcare
Published 8 February 2024
Last updated 27 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added guidance on 'Responding to requests for wraparound childcare'. Updated 'Wraparound childcare: guidance for schools and trusts in England' to include links to this guidance.

  2. First published.