Parents in Bradford have the opportunity to apply early to get up to £2,000 per child, per year, through the Government’s new offer for working parents: Tax-Free Childcare. Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds can also apply early for 30 hours free childcare, to secure their 30 hours place starting in September 2017.
People are urged to register their interest and apply early (by 19 April).
Full information, including the link for expressions of interest, can be found on the Council’s website by clicking here
We launched the Bradford district families’ childcare needs questionnaire over the summer and have had a good response so far with over 800 responses.
Currently all 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for 15 hours of free childcare per week during term time.
From September 2017, some 3 and 4 year olds will be eligible for an extra 15 hours of free childcare per week.
As a local authority we are consulting with parents of children aged between 0 to 4 years to look at your current, and future childcare needs to ensure there are enough places to meet demand for the extra childcare entitlement.
Please complete the survey about your childcare needs.