Hounslow Council

Decision details

CHAS 526 - 30 Hours of Free Childcare for 3 and 4 Year Olds

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




A)    That Cabinet agreed to the recommendations of the report as follows:


1.     Cabinet agreed to work with schools and early years providers to secure sufficient 30 hour places for 3 and 4 year olds.

2.     Cabinet agreed to commit to implementing the new statutory duty of 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds, only within available resources.

3.     Cabinet agreed not to invest capital funds from the Council’s current resources to create more childcare places, due to the significant financial pressure the Council is under.


B)    Cabinet noted that this decision reflects a commitment to implement this new statutory duty but also takes account of the significant financial pressures facing the Council with regard to capital expenditure. Should there be a strong business case from a school of PVI provider in the future the Council would work with them to explore whether there are any funding streams at that time that could be identified to support their proposal. This is option 1 within the report (paragraph 3.21).


Publication date: 08/02/2017

Date of decision: 07/02/2017

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2017 - Cabinet

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