30 Hours Funded Childcare
You will no doubt have heard that the Government offers 30 hours funded childcare to eligible families. We are pleased to support the scheme and are here to answer any questions you may have about the best way to fund childcare for your little one.
Is this for you?
Briefly, to be eligible, you, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 a week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you’re unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.
You can’t receive 30 hours childcare if you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more.
How do I apply?
To access the funding you must check your eligibility on the government website GOV.UK and apply online.
If you’re eligible, you’ll receive a code – this will allow you to arrange your childcare place. Take your code to your Children 1st nursery, along with your National Insurance number and your child’s date of birth. Children 1st will check the code is authentic and allocate your child a funded childcare place, subject to availability.
If you have any further questions, please contact us on 0800 652 1052.