PARENTS of two-year-olds in Staffordshire are reminded of free childcare places starting in September.
Fifteen hours of free early education are available to children of parents receiving working tax credit and whose household income is less than £16,190.
Anyone meeting the benefits criteria for free school meal eligibility also qualifies, and being on the scheme does not affect people's benefits.
The Think2 childcare scheme was introduced last September to help parents interested in returning to work or education.
Staffordshire County Council has increased the number of places for free childcare by 20 per cent from last year.
Further information is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/think2 or by calling 0300 111 8007.