Calling all working parents of 3 and 4 year olds!


30 hours of funded early education for 3 & 4 year olds

Working parents who meet the earnings criteria could be entitled to an additional 15 hours of early education, making up a total of up to 30 hours per week (over 38 weeks, or 1140 hours across the year).

Find out if you are eligible for the extra 15 hours of early education and apply online at the HMRC website: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

or if you experience any difficulties with the website or applying:

contact HMRC helpline 0300 123 4097

Successful applicants for 30 hours will receive an eligibility code, once you have this, please take your code to your chosen childcare provider as quickly as possible and request for your child’s code to be validated.

‘Childcare Choices’ also offers a ‘Childcare Calculator’ where parents can check what help you might be able to get with childcare schemes like tax credits, Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and funded childcare or education for 2 to 4 year olds.

For any other queries and/or frequently asked questions about 30 hours please contact your childcare provider or visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/30hour