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DfE announces £2.15m technology funding to support 30 hours free childcare policyThe new ‘30 Hours’ free childcare policy launches throughout England in September 2017. It will offer working parents of three and four year olds government funding for nursery and childminder places, resulting in savings of up to £5,000 per year.
Two Year Old Funded Early Education App
Hounslow Borough Council and Manchester City Council are the first UK authorities to go live with Open Objects’ fully automated eligibility tool for two year old early education entitlement.
Hounslow Borough Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Minister for Education and Children’s Services, says:
This new online checker will make it much easier and more efficient for families to check if they are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare for their two year old. The technology means that families get an instant answer and are directed straight to childcare providers in their local area, all in one place.
We want to provide the right services in the right place for families who need them most, and hopefully now more people will check what services they are eligible for