30 Hours Funded Childcare Initiative

Working parents in Staffordshire can receive 30 hours a week of funded childcare for their 3 and 4 year old children.
This could save you up to £5,000 a year in childcare costs.

Children celebrating their third birthday this spring and summer should be signed up by parents for the 30 hours’ funded childcare initiative taking place in Staffordshire.

Places are available from September 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between April 1 and August 31 2018.

To claim the funding, you must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk before the 31st August 2018. If you do not have internet access please contact the HMRC Customer Interaction Centre on 0300 123 4097.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible both parents, and the parent in a single-parent family, must earn the equivalent of at least 16 hours a week at the national minimum wage, or living wage. Places are also available for children who are already three or four years old, but haven’t yet been registered.

What next?

If an application is successful, you will be sent an 11 digit code from HMRC.

Parents must show their code to the childcare provider/s who will validate the code with the local authority and check the funding start date.