Hertfordshire parents urged not to miss deadline for 30 hours free childcare
PUBLISHED: 08:22 03 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:37 03 August 2017
Parents with three or four-year-old children are being urged not to miss the deadline for applying for 30 hours free childcare.
The scheme, which supports working families, is available at nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools, childminders and children’s centres.
Teresa Heritage, Herts County Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We want to ensure everyone who is eligible is able to apply on time.
“The early years’ providers in Hertfordshire are fantastic. We know early education has a number of benefits for children and provides a great foundation for learning. It can also have a positive effect on academic achievement later in a child’s school life.”
You must apply by August 31 to start from September 1. Applications made after this date will not start their entitlement until January 1.