Serving personnel accross the UK will be entitled to free wraparound childcare from September as part of new measures announced on 29 July 2022 by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

The Wraparound Childcare (WAC) scheme will provide up to 20 hours per week of free childcare before and after school during term time for eligible military parents with children aged 4 to 11 years.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:  “Our Armed Forces personnel sacrifice a great deal in the service of thier country and whether it is providing flexible working or accomodation options, I am determined they feel supported in thier family life. Providing free wraparound childcare is another clear way of supporting the unique challenges they face as parents and will go a long way to helping them to enjoy a thriving family life as well as a thriving career.”

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