The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.
Advice on where to get help and support with childcare and early education.
This information below is about the introduction in September 2017 of an additional 15 hours of free childcare for eligible working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.
30 Hours Free Childcare from September 2017: working families that meet the criteria will be entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year. This is an increase of 15 additional free childcare hours on top of the current 15 hours of free childcare / early education. It is estimated that 42% of 3 and 4 year olds will be eligible to the new entitlement of 30 hours of free childcare when it is introduced.
Please use the provider portal to update your information.
Doncaster Council plays a strategic role in the planning, maintaining and supporting the creation of new childcare places.
Information and guidance on free early years entitlement for funded providers, including parental declaration form and headcount portal guide.
Guidance to support practitioners through the creation and implementation of policies and procedures including downloadable templates.
Information about Family Hubs, a a government led programme designed to give every child the best start in life.
A list of notices and events for schools and childcare providers - a way for the Family Information Services team to keep in touch.