Lindsey Hall has today welcomed the Conservative Government’s plans to double free childcare for hardworking families – which will benefit up to 120,000 parents in London.
The offer of 30 hours of free childcare per week during term time – worth around £5,000 a year – means parents will be able to get on while bringing up a family.
All three- and four-year-olds in working families will be eligible for 1,140 hours of free childcare per year – twice the current entitlement.
Thanks to our reforms, including free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare, working families will be able to save thousands of pounds – extra money in their pocket towards day to day living costs.
Lindsey Hall commented:
‘Childcare costs can be a burden on family finances that prevents parents from working. We want to make it easier for those parents who do want to work, to do so.
‘That’s why we are going further than ever before to help with childcare costs, helping hardworking families and giving people the opportunity to get into work. Doubling free childcare will make a real difference to up to 120,000 parents in London. Parents will be able to return to work and hold on to more of their hard-earned money, while their children benefit from 30 hours of free, flexible childcare.
‘Conservatives are on the side of working people – helping them get on and supporting them at every stage of life.’