There are plans to increase the number of free childcare hours from 15 to 30, doubling the current offer.

A lot of our clients have children with special educational needs (SEN), for example learning difficulties or disabilities. Often, Parents will effuse about the pre-school learning and interaction their child receives, especially where the child has special educational needs which are so expertly provided for by trained and experienced staff.

Many parents would love for their child to have the offer of longer at the pre-school of their choice and, given that pupils with SEN can take longer to pick up the routines and skills of their peers, this could be a great opportunity to begin providing this for them.