Parental Survey on the Free Early Education Entitlement

Closed 31 Dec 2016

Opened 1 Jul 2016

Results expected 14 Feb 2017

Feedback expected 31 Mar 2017


As outlined in The Childcare Bill, the extended free childcare entitlement for working parents of three- and four-year-olds will provide eligible parents with a total of 30 hours of free childcare per week, over 38 weeks or the equivalent number of hours across more weeks per year.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking views on key elements of the operation and delivery of the 30 hours extended free entitlement for the working parents of 3- and 4-year olds.


  • All Areas


  • Parents, carers and guardians


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years