Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Durham residents vote in favour of creation of new parish council
People in Durham have voted in favour of creating a new parish council for the city.
According to a statement from Durham County Council, 66 per cent of respondents to a public consultation supported the plan.
The consultation was held after MP Roberta Blackman-Woods submitted a petition calling for people to be asked their thoughts on creating a City of Durham Parish Council.
More than 11,700 people were contacted about the proposal with 2,819 responding.
Of those, 1,856 were in favour of a new council and 958 were opposed to the proposal.
County councillors will be asked to agree draft recommendations in June.