New applications and renewal of codes for 30 Hours Funded Childcare: During this period of lockdown, it is going to be important that you continue to make an application for 30 Hours Funded Childcare, if your child is due to become eligible for the funding from September 2020.

Applications need to be made before the deadline date of 31 August 2020 to take up the funding in the autumn funded period. If a you apply now, you might have to reconfirm your code before taking up your funded place but will have the reassurance of knowing that your code is ready to be used. You can make your application for funding by going to the Childcare Choices website.

Please note: Where a parent or carer already has a 30 hour code, even if they are not currently attending a childcare setting, they will need to ensure that they are reconfirming the code so that it does not become invalid before September 2020. The reconfirmation date for a 30 hour code is displayed in the parent or carer’s Childcare Choices account. A text message or email is also automatically sent before the reconfirmation date is reached to prompt the parent or carer to renew the code.

You can find out more information about 30 Hours Funded Childcare here