Free early education in London

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The 2015 Annual Childcare Cost Survey by the Family and Childcare Trust highlights that there has only been a 50 per cent take up of free early education by those who are eligible in London. This is below the national average take up of 60 per cent. What action are you taking to work with local authorities and ensure that eligible two year olds in London receive the free early education that they are entitled to?


Answer for Free early education in London

Answer for Free early education in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am currently working with the DfE, London Councils and participating schools in London to promote the 8 - 6 offer, share good practice and identify what additional measures would help promote access, quality and sustainability of early years education in London. Please also see my response to MQ 1090 /2015.