The child can attend a maximum of two sites in a single day
In order for the child to be eligible for the 30 hours funded entitlement, the parents have to meet one of the following criteria:
For further information about eligibility criteria please visit: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
To find out if their child is eligible, the parents must go online and apply to the government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. If they are eligible they will receive an eligibility code which MUST be taken to their chosen provider and entered onto the Parental Declaration Form before their child takes up a 30 hours place.
The family may receive an eligibility code before their child is 3 but they can only start claiming their 30 hours place in the term following their 3rd birthday or the term following the date when the eligibility code was issued (whichever is later).
The parents MUST go onto the childcare choices website and reconfirm their eligibility every 3 MONTHS in order to ensure the validity of their code. The parents must reapply by the 31st March (for the Summer term), the 31st August (for the Autumn term), and the 31st of December (for the Spring term).
For joint applications - carer allowance is only available to a family where at least one working parent meets the qualifying income levels and the other parent is in receipt of a qualifying benefit, including Carers allowance or carer’s element of universal credit (it does not matter who they are carer for).
For single applications - the parent must meet income requirements regardless if they are in receipt of qualifying benefits.
Children in foster care can receive 30 hours of childcare if the foster carers meet the eligibility criteria below and it is consistent with the child’s care plan. The foster carer should apply for a 30 hours code via their LA and should speak to their supervising social worker to see if they meet the criteria before completing an application form.
To apply for 30 hours funding please see the information and links below: