Child care for families to double

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The Government has announced plans to double free childcare for hard working families – which will benefit up to 60,000 parents in the North West to the tune of £5,000 per year.

The offer of 30 hours of free childcare per week during term time means parents will be able to get on while bringing up a family.

All three- and four-year-olds in working families will be eligible for 1,140 hours of free childcare per year - twice the current entitlement.