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Funding Information

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 1st January 15 October to 30 November
1 January to 31 March 1st April 15 January to 28 February
1 April to 31 August 1st September 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.