Childcare scheme will create almost 9,000 places for three and four-year-olds

Thousands of new childcare places for young children are to be created under a £50 million scheme, ministers have announced.

 

Thousands of new childcare places for young children are to be created under a £50 million scheme, ministers have announced.

 

The move will help to deliver a Government pledge to offer three and four-year-olds in England 30 hours of free care a week, according to the Department for Education (DfE).

 

It said that almost 200 nurseries and pre-schools will benefit from the funding pot, allowing them to invest in new buildings, upgrade old ones and improve facilities.

 

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