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Local MP visits Hanham Hall

Local MP Chris Skidmore has paid a visit to our Hanham Hall nursery to meet with parents and staff ahead of the introduction of the new Extended Free Entitlement funding scheme in September.

The Conservative MP for Kingswood stopped by at the Mama Bear’s where he heard first-hand how the extended free childcare would benefit working parents.

A Conservative government initiative, the 30-hours Free Entitlement funding scheme sees the current provision of 15 hours doubled for children aged three and four years old.

Parents with a combined average income of £240 or more per week and who each earn under £100,000 are eligible if their child is three by 31st August 2017.

The Department for Education estimates 390,000 parents will meet the criteria for funding.                  

All our nurseries will be providing the Extemded Entitlement free with no hidden charges, please ask at any of our sites if you have any questions about this.