Free childcare to be extended to foster carers (Children & Young People Now)

Foster carers are to become eligible for 30 hours free childcare, children’s minister Robert Goodwill has confirmed.

Speaking in a House of Commons debate on the issue, Goodwill said that the government has started drawing up plans to ensure children in foster care are eligible for the extended free entitlement, which was introduced in September.

Under the current policy, 30 hours of free childcare is available for parents of three and-four-year-olds if both work more than 16 hours per week and earn less than £100,000 a year.

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Published in Fostering focus News & media round-up on December 21, 2017