15 & 30 Hours Funding and Tax Free Childcare Information
Important – 15 & 30 Hours Funding and Tax Free Childcare Information
As I’m sure you are aware the Government are implementing their new 30hrs Funding as from September 2017. Parents who have children under 4yrs old on 31st August 2017 will be able to apply and receive a code to take to their provider. To clarify All 3 & 4 year olds will still be entitled to the 15 hours Universal Funding, regardless of income, the remaining 15 hours will be accessible subject to meeting
the government criteria. You can now log onto www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and follow the instructions to find out what is available to you. You will need your National Insurance Number to hand when completing your personal details. On completion, if you qualify, you will be issued with an 11 digit code from the HMRC. Once you have your code, you will need to bring it into setting and I can then issue you with a letter to sign stating that you are happy for us to verify your number with the Family Information Service. This has to be done in order for you to access the full funding. This process must be completed as soon as possible in order for you to claim the 30 hours funding from September.
The funding entitlement will be reviewed 3 monthly and you should be advised via HMRC if you need to reapply or no longer qualify as your circumstances have changed. I know that this may seem a little complicated, but things are still being changed and updated all the time and I will pass on relevant information to you as it is released.