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Children: Day Care

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children aged (a) three and (b) four years old are receiving 15 hours a week of free nursery education in Hampstead and Highgate constituency. (304127)

Latest available data as at January 2009 show there are no three and four year old children receiving 15 hours a week of free nursery education in Hampstead and Highgate constituency.

Currently, all three and four year old children are entitled to 12.5 hours of free early education a week for 38 weeks per year. Since September 2009, all local authorities have been delivering an extended offer of 15 funded hours a week to their 25 per cent. most disadvantaged three and four year olds. This is in addition to 34 pathfinder local authorities already delivering an extended offer of 15 hours a week to all children in their area. Camden local authority, in which the Hampstead and Highgate constituency falls, is not one of the pathfinders.

From September 2010 all eligible three and four year old children will be entitled to 15 hours a week free provision over no fewer than 38 weeks of the year offered on a more flexible basis to better meet families' needs.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare places were provided in Leeds West constituency since 1997. (306939)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare providers are based in Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency. (307162)

Information on the number of registered childcare providers and places is not available below local authority level.