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Lynne
Lynne
31 Jul 2022 08:13

Just trying to post about this. 

Lynne
Lynne
31 Jul 2022 08:16

As that worked - I'll try again.

By complete chance I came across an MOD press release issued only two days ago concerning childcare costs and military personnel. If you know of any military families with school age children perhaps you could let them know about it.

 

Military families to benefit from £3,000 of childcare support

Serving personnel across the UK will be entitled to free wraparound childcare from September as part of new measures announced today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

From:

Ministry of Defence

Published

29 July 2022

 

  • Service families with children aged 4 to 11 years to benefit from wraparound childcare
  • More than 20,000 service children will be eligible for 20 hours free childcare per week
  • Defence Secretary outlines further family support for UK Armed Forces personnel

The Wraparound Childcare (WAC) scheme will provide up to 20 hours per week of free childcare before and after school during term time for eligible military parents with children aged 4 to 11 years.

Its roll-out follows successful trials at pilot sites around the country over the last two years and from the Autumn school term will be open to more than 20,000 children across the UK.

While childcare costs vary across the UK, serving personnel are expected to save around £3,000 per child per year based on typical costs.

 

More info here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/military-families-to-benefit-from-3000-of-childcare-support

 

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