All children are eligible to receive 15 hours of childcare funding a week from the term after their 3rd birthday. Some children may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours should they meet a certain criteria - to find out if your child is eligible, please follow the link below,
When to apply for 30 hour funding
You can apply from when your child is 2 years and 36 weeks old.
|When you child turns 3
|When they can get 30 hours from
|Recommended time to apply
|1 September - 31 December
|15 October to 30 November
|1 January to 31 March
|15 January to 28 February
|1 April to 31 August
|15 June to 31 July
You can apply outside of these recommended dates but you might not receive your code in time.
You must have a valid code by the end of the month before a new term starts.
You have to reconfirm your eligibility every 3 months. If you apply more than 3 months before the term starts, you’ll have to reconfirm your eligibility in your account in order to keep your code valid.