Apply now for your 30 hours of funded childcare
If you are a parent who wants to take up a 30 hours funded childcare place for the spring term (starting January 2019) you are encouraged to apply now to help make sure you get your code in good time. The deadline is 31 December 2018. To begin the sign up process, start by confirming your eligibility on the Childcare Choices website.
If you have already taken up 30 hours and want to continue using it for the next term, you will need to re-confirm your eligibility by signing in to your childcare account.
About 30 hours funded childcare
30 hours funded childcare aims to help families with 3 or 4 year olds start back to work or to continue or extend their working pattern by increasing the funded childcare hours from 15 to 30 per week term time. 30 hours can be used at participating:
- Day Nurseries
- Independent School Nurseries
- Local Authority Nursery Schools or Schools with a Nursery Class
- Pre-Schools and Nursery Schools
Find out more about 30 Hours and find childcare providers on the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service website.
If you're a working parent with a child or children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. This is called Tax-Free Childcare (TFC). Tax-Free Childcare is for working families, including the self-employed, and for every £8 you pay in the government will add an extra £2 (up to £2,000 per child per year). To begin the sign up process, start by confirming your eligibility on the Childcare Choices website.