By offering working parents 30 hours funded childcare the government aims to give parents a real choice about how they balance raising children with their working lives and aims to support, those parents who wish to work or to work more hours, to be able to do so.
The eligibility criteria for parents to access the additional funded hours can be found here.
How do parents check to see if they are eligible
Parents can apply through the Childcare Choices website. If they are eligible they'll get an 11 digit eligibility code to give to you.
The Provider Portal is now available for you to check parent's 11 digit eligibility codes, please refer to the Provider Portal guidance notes for further information.
Please continue to encourage parents to check their eligibility early to ensure they can take up the funded hours, when they need them.