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30 Hours – Eligible 3 & 4 Year Olds

You can apply for when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old (9 months). You will need to have your details (and your partner’s, if you have one) including your National Insurance number or Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed to hand when applying. You’ll find out if you’re eligible as part of your application.

The funding starts either the term AFTER your child turns 3 OR the term after you apply, whichever is later.

Child Turns 3 between; Apply Before Eligible From
1st January – 31st March 31st March April
1st April – 31st August 31st August September
1st September – 31st December 31st December January

You apply through HMRC which you can find the link below. If you have any problems with your code or application, please get in contact with HMRC on their customer care line – 0300 123 4097.

Link to application site – www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

 

Free Entitlement – All 3 & 4 Year Olds

The Free Entitlement (previously Nursery Education Funding) allows 3 and 4 year old children to access up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare with a nursery, preschool or child-minder that is registered to offer funded places.

Child turns 3 between; Eligible From
1st January – 31st March April * funding commences at the start of the Summer Term
1st April – 31st August September * funding commences at the start of the Autumn Term
1st September – 31st December January * funding commences at the start of the Spring term

 More information: childcare choices website

The term after your child’s third birthday you may also be eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium. This is additional funding that is paid to your childcare provider to ensure they provide the best outcomes for your child. Find out more here.

 

Two Year Old Funding – Eligible 2 Year Olds

The two-year-old offer  is up to 15 hours of funded childcare per week over 38 weeks of the year.

Child turns 2 between; Eligible from;
1st January – 31st March April * funding commences at the start of the Summer Term
1st April – 31st August September * funding commences at the start of the Autumn Term
1st September – 31st December January * funding commences at the start of the Spring term

Apply by: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/childcare-and-advice-for-parents/childcare-and-advice-for-parents.aspx

If you need support completing the application form online please visit our setting and we can help you complete the application.

Changes to Universal Credit can be found here https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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