30 Hours Funding

Parent Information for 30 hours extended entitlement:
The new hour funding will be available from September 2017. It will be available for working parents and for 3 and 4 years old.

Parents can check whether they are eligible for the 30 hours via Childcare Choices at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

Parents will not need to apply through the digital childcare service if they only want to claim the universal 15 hours entitlement for 3 and 4 year old.

Parents will be given an 11 digit code to confirm they are eligible. They must bring this code along with their National Insurance Number to the provider.

Parents who need assistance to apply (or who do not have access to the internet) can call the childcare service Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097 and apply over the phone. Parents then complete their original application over the phone will need to phone Customer Interaction Centre to reconfirm their eligibility.

Parents will be prompted every 3 months to reconfirm the details they have entered on their application are still accurate. This is to check that they are still eligible. They will be prompted via text message and/or email, 4 weeks before they reconfirmation deadline.

Parents may receive eligibility codes before their child is 3 but they can only start claiming their 30 hours place the term following the child’s 3rd birthday or the term following the date the eligibility code was issued (whichever is the later).

If a child is taking up their universal 15 hours entitlement and a parent becomes eligible part-way through the term, the parent can start claiming their additional hours the term following the date on which they received their code. Parents need to apply for the extended entitlement the term before they wish to claim their place.

Double click to insert body text here...If you have any further questions please contact the EARLY YEARS HELPLINE on

01392 385530

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