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Using the 15 hrs free childcare for over 3yo for private childcare in Wandsworth

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oliviasmummy2013 Sun 21-Jun-15 17:32:17

Hi there - I live in Wandsworth and currently use a childminder costing £52 per day, and I wondered if anyone knows how much help i will get with the cost when my child turns 3 in september 2016? (based on current provisions of 15 hours).

I know that it is 15 hours at a school-attached nursery, and less at private childcare, but can't seem to find out how much we will actually get.

Trying to work out whether we can afford to have number 2 and childcare costs are a big factor!


Littlefish Sun 21-Jun-15 18:08:22

It should be 15 hours free of charge no matter whether it is a school-attached nursery, or private childcare.

Unfortunately, the reality may well be somewhat different.

I think you need to phone the nurseries you are interested in and find out how they apply the 15 hours as each nursery is probably slightly different.

LIZS Sun 21-Jun-15 18:15:48

If they are part of the scheme it has to be up to 15 hours free to you, depending on how sessions are defined by cm as it is often 5 sessions of 3. The provider doesn't necessarily get the full cost back though, iirc it is about £3.80 per hour, so not all participate.

Nolim Tue 23-Jun-15 05:13:27

Definitelly ask your cm directly.

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