Why do nurseries and childminders charge for consumables alongside funded hours?
Government websites often talk about funded hours as ‘free’ hours of childcare. The idea is that parents won’t have to pay for 15 hours of childcare per week when their children are 3 and 4, because the government pays for it instead. But sadly—and unsurprisingly—the reality of how funded hours work is much more complex.
Babies & Toddlers