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30 Hours Free Childcare for Foster Carers

Foster Carers will become eligible for 30hrs free childcare from 1st September 2018 if they meet the eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility for 30 Hours Free Childcare

Children in foster care will be able to receive 30 hours free childcare, if the following criteria are met:

  • That accessing the extended hours is consistent with the child's care plan, placing the child at the centre of the process and decision making, and,
  • That, in single parent foster families, the foster parent engages in paid work outside their role as a foster parent.
  • And in two parent foster families, both partners engage in paid work outside their role as a foster parent.  If one parent is not a foster parent then they must be in qualifying paid work and earn a minimum of the equivalent to 16 hours at national minimum/national wage.

Foster Carer FAQs & Customer Journey

Useful Contacts

If you require further information please contact the Families Information Service:

Tel: 01642 527225


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