Budget 2023: Jeremy Hunt to announce £4bn boost for childcare in England

Exclusive: Chancellor will promise to provide extra 30 hours a week to parents of one- and two-year olds

A £4bn expansion of free childcare for one- and two-year-olds in England is expected to be announced in the budget on Wednesday as part of a wider drive to help people into work and boost growth.

The plan would provide an extra 30 hours a week to parents of one- and two-year olds, and increase funding by £288m by 2024-25 for the existing programme of free childcare for three year-olds.

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The Guardian

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