30 Hours Free Childcare / Capital Funding Consultation

This consultation has now closed.

To find out more about Childcare and free child care places please visit https://www.warrington.gov.uk/childcare or telephone 01925 44 3131

The Childcare Act 2016 has received Royal Assent and this now means parents in work will be able to access 30 hours free childcare from September 2017. The government are making capital grants available to early year's settings through a local authority bidding process to support the delivery of the 30 hours extended entitlement coming into effect from September 2017. This may include schools that currently offer, or plan to offer, provision for three and four year olds.

Local Authorities must submit an expression of interest in the capital funding in order to be able to put a bid in for the funding later this year. At this time the government has not indicated the level of funding available.

Part of the bidding process requires consultation with providers, this brief questionnaire, (estimate 5-6 minutes to complete), has been designed to enable us to submit an informed expression of interest.

How to get involved

You can take part in a number of ways:

Families and Wellbeing Directorate

Early Help Division

Information and Childcare Team

Warrington Borough Council

New Town House

Buttermarket Street

Warrington WA1 2NH

The closing date for the survey is 28th April 10:00am

Please note - At this stage there is no guarantee that Warrington Borough Council will be awarded any capital funding.

To ask for copies of the questionnaire or if you have any concerns or questions about the survey, require the questionnaire in another language or format including large print, Braille, audio or British Sign Language or simply require assistance in completing it please call 01925 443131 or email fis@warrington.gov.uk and we will be happy to help.

Data Protection and Confidentiality

Your response will be confidential and the survey process complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.