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4,500 Greenwich and Lewisham two-year-olds set to gain free childcare
AROUND 4,500 two-year-olds are set to receive free childcare in Lewisham and Greenwich, the government has announced.
The extra funding will go to 2,300 early years children from low income families in Greenwich and 2,200 in Lewisham.
The scheme is being opened up to families including those who earn less than £16,910 a year, receive working tax credits, and children looked after by the local authority.
Parents eligible for the scheme will be able to claim 15 hours of free care with a nursery or childminder from the £500 million boost into childcare.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “If you’re a parent on a low income with a two year old in the family your child will qualify for 15 hours a week of free early years’ education.
“These funded places are focused on helping the families that need them most.”
Liberal Democrat MEP for London Sarah Ludford added: “This is a welcome announcement for families in Greenwich and Lewisham.”
“Early education helps promote a child’s physical, emotional and social development.”
“This extra support for low income families shows the Liberal Democrats’ commitment to creating a Stronger Economy and a Fairer Society.”
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