The government’s 30 hours’ free childcare scheme has come under a lot of scrutiny recently. On the anniversary of its launch back in September, Children and Families Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, praised the scheme, noting that it has helped almost 70% of families to spend less money on childcare each month. 340,000 three- and four-year-olds have had access to the scheme and 86% of families claim that it has helped their children to be better prepared to start school.
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