30 hours: Parents should apply before the end of February

We are encouraging parents who want to take up a 30 hour place in the Summer Term to apply now – and no later than the end of February to get their code in good time. HMRC sometimes needs more information from the parent to check whether they’re eligible, so parents should allow time for this.

We would also be grateful if you could remind parents who already have an eligibility code, to reconfirm their eligibility for 30 hours and / or Tax-Free Childcare every 3 months: please do continue to communicate this important message too.

Please note: the summer term runs from 1st April to 31st August. Any parents who do not take up a summer place will need to wait until September to take up 30 hours. Please remind parents of this, and signpost them to other childcare options, including Tax-Free Childcare, via the Childcare Choices website.