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Don’t miss out on free childcare

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is reminding parents and carers that from September they may be eligible for more free childcare each week.
 
At the moment all families with three or four year olds can access 15 hours per week of free childcare over 38 weeks of the year - but from September some families will be able to get an extra 15 hours a week on top of that. 

The Council is running a Free Early Learning poster and banner campaign at local children’s centres to help make the new system clearer. You can also contact the Council’s Family Information Service with any questions about the changes. 
 
Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We know the system can be complicated but we want our local families to be aware of what extra help they can get.  

“Make sure you find out what you can claim by contacting our support team."
 
Free early learning places can be used at any of the following:
•         A registered childminder
•         A children’s centre
•         A crèche
•         A nursery
•         A pre-school playground. 

For more information about Free Early Learning Royal Greenwich, email fis@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020 8921 6921.