The Deputy Prime Minister has been in Oxfordshire today, urging parents to find out if they're eligible for help with childcare. From this September, 15 hours of free childcare a week will be made available to more than 1,100 two-year-olds across the county from lower income backgrounds.
“I want to make sure no child in Oxfordshire loses out, which is why more than a thousand two-year-olds in the country will be eligible for free childcare starting this September.
“I’m determined to help parents with young children and this is just a part of a wide range of measures, including £1,200 of free childcare every year for under 12s and allowing parents to share maternity leave for the first time.”
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