Council calls for parents to sign up for childcare scheme

Council calls for parents to sign up for childcare scheme

Council calls for parents to sign up for childcare scheme

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Enfield Borough Council are hoping to hear from parent who can get up to 15 hours free childcare per week.

The national scheme will give families on very low incomes a free place to get up to 15 hours for children aged two.

To qualify, parent must have one of a number of state benefits and an income below £16,190.

Councillor Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for education, children’s services and protection, said: “We are promoting this government backed scheme widely since we do not want anyone who is eligible to miss out on valuable childcare places.

“There are over 1,000 places still available at day nurseries, pre- schools, children’s centres and childminders across the borough. Children will derive huge benefits from the stimulation of play and learning with other children.

“All early years’ provision is inspected by Ofsted to ensure they maintain high standards. I urge anyone who thinks they are eligible for a free place to contact the council for more information.”

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