30 hours childcare survey

Parents were invited to share their views and experiences to help shape the operation and delivery of the extra childcare in Suffolk.

This survey is now closed. 

All children aged 3 and 4 are currently eligible for 15 hours of funded early education. This free childcare can be used in a range of different places, such as day care, pre-schools, school nursery classes and some childminders.

From September 2017, an additional free 15 hours of childcare will be available for eligible 3 and 4 year olds in Suffolk.

Eligibility criteria

There will be basic eligibility criteria for the additional 15 hours:

  • Both parents earning the equivalent of 16 hours per week of the minimum wage/national living wage
  • Neither parent earning more than £100,000 each per year
  • Lone parents will also be eligible subject to the above criteria

For further information please go to the Department for Education's (DfE) Childcare Bill.

If you have any questions about the survey or to request a hard copy, contact the Suffolk Family Information Service via telephone on 0345 60 800 33 or email 30hoursurvey@suffolk.gov.uk