The attached download on ‘Information for Schools’ covers eligibility criteria, how parents apply, how schools can check eligibility codes, how parents can access a place and what happens if a parents circumstances change.  It is designed to be read as a supporting document to the Operational Guidance.  You may also find the ‘additional information for schools’ document helpful as well as the ’30 Hour Offer’ guide on the main page of this section of the website.

Please remember that 30 hour places will start the term after the child turns 3, if their parents meets the eligibility criteria and their code has been verified.  Therefore, parents should apply during the term that their child turns 3 so that funding can begin at the start of the following term.  Funding for the 30 hours won’t be backdated or start half way through a term.  Please remember funding is allocated on a participation basis.