The government has just launched (March 2017) a new website called Childcare Choices. It brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time so that it is easy to find out what’s on offer.
As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours funding, which are two new offers that are coming in 2017.
There is also a Childcare Calculator which enables you to see what offers are available to support you and your family. www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator
More information can be found at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
For 3 and 4 year olds this means that as of September 2017, some families will qualify for 30 hours of free childcare. Vorda is one of the few pre-schools in the Swindon area offering this option.
If you would like to discuss whether you might qualify for the additional funding, please feel free to come and speak to Linda Cowley.