3&4 Year Olds Extended Entitlement- 30 Hours

3&4 Year Olds Extended Entitlement- 30 Hours


30 hour communication resources


This flyer is for all providers and partners to promote to parents and to disseminate as widely as possible.

30 hour childcare flyer

Images to use on Facebook and Twitter




 Early Years Universal Flexible Offer (EY-UFO Guidance)

The EY-UFO is a guidance for schools and the PVI sector who want to deliver 30 hours and contains useful tips and guidance on how this can be delivered flexibly. It also has links to useful national and local documentation.

Early Years Universal Flexible Offer

Appendix 1 Parent Questionnaire

Appendix 2 Case Studies Blended Models

Appendix 3 What is a blended Model?

Appendix 4 Lunchtimes and Charges


Parent Questionnaire

This template is for schools and PVI providers to survey current or future parents, to see if they are eligible for the 30 hours and assess demands for your services. It is designed so that you can add to it or change to suit your settings needs. The highlighted areas are for you to enter your own details or for your information.

Parent questionnaire

Childcare Works updates

The Department for Education (DfE) awarded a two-year national support contract to Childcare Works in October 2016. The project is to work with providers and local authorities on the implementation of the extended entitlement to 30-hours of free childcare for working parents.

There are lots of useful resources available through their website http://www.childcareworks.co.uk/

Childcare Works are also holding FREE briefings sessions for providers and more information is available through their website.


Delivering the 30 hours in some areas will require schools, children centres, and the private and voluntary sector to work in partnership as working parents require flexible options. We have put together a partnership guidance to help establish some areas for discussion when forming partnerships. If you would like assistance with this please e-mail the sufficiency team on the link above.

Partnership guidance 


What is the 30 hours Childcare - Extended Entitlement?

From September 2017, working parents will be entitled to up to 570 hours of additional funded hours, the addtional hours are on top of the universal entitlement of 570 hr which equates to 15hrs over 38 weeks per year.

The additional hours will be available to eligible children aged 3 at the start of the term following their 3rd birthday until the child is attending school reception.

Providers do not have to offer the extended entitlement if they do not wish to, or are unable to, however all early years funded providers offering funded hours to eligible children will be part of the delivery of the entitlement.

Here is detail of the eligibility criteria 30 hour Eligibility Guidance




Delivering early years funded places from September 2017.
On June 21st we gave a short presentation on the local and national updates for funded places from September 2017.  This is a copy of the presentation  which details changes in the Statutory guidance, sufficiency of places, how to check eligibility codes and communications on the extended and universal entitlement. Please click on the link below to view  

Delivering funded places

Preparing for 30 hours

From January- March 2017 short presentations were delivered by Children Centre Reach areas click on the link for a copy . 

Airedale and Wharfedale Cluster

BD5 Cluster

Keighley Cluster

Lister Park Cluster

East Bradford Cluster

South Cluster

West Cluster



Hold the date change 

Owing to the general election the date of the next meeting has been changed to Wednesday 21st June. Further information and how to book on will be sent  week begining 15th May


Early Years Entitlements : Operational guidance

The DFE Operational Guidance on expectations about how the free entitlements should be delivered for local authorities and providers is now available.

This operational guidance is to help local authorities and providers understand in more detail the Department of Education’s expectations about how the free entitlements should be delivered.

This guidance seeks to assist local authorities and providers through case studies of how the free entitlements are being delivered, and supports greater consistency across the country by making clear:

• what local authorities should do to fulfil their statutory responsibilities

• what providers should do to fulfil their agreement with the local authority

• what local authorities and providers may wish to do to support parents and children

Anyone who is delivering funded places should read this alongside the Statutory Guidance


Operational Guidance 

The Statutory Guidance and Model Provider Agreement were published on the 3rd March 2017

These are the documents that guide local authorities on fulfilling their duties under the Childcare Act 2016.

They provide guidance which applies to the free entitlement for two, three and four year olds, both the universal entitlement of 15 hours and the extended entitlement of 30 hours for working families.

Bradford Council will now begin work on the impact of these changes and any requirements to amend current documentation and processes.

We urge you to read the documents, and we welcome your questions and comments via this email address sufficiency@bradford.gov.uk

Statutory guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-education-and-childcare--2

Model agreement: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/free-early-years-provision-and-childcare-model-agreement

New Tax-Free Childcare Schemes in 2017 - Updates for Parent

Parents can now register on the goverment website to get updates when the Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare will be available and how they can apply. Share it with your parents.


Childcare Choices- 22nd March 2017

Today, the Government is introducing Childcare Choices. Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time, helping parents find the right childcare support to suit them.

As part of Childcare Choices we’re introducing two new offers in 2017 – Tax-Free Childcare, which will be introduced on 28 April and gradually rolled out, and 30 hours free childcare, available from September 2017. From the end of April, parents will begin to apply for both schemes at the same time through a new digital childcare service.

The new Childcare Choices website provides information on the new and existing Government childcare offers: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

Please share this with your parents on this site is a place where they can sign up to get an e-mail alert for when the eligibility checker for the 30 hours is available

Here is a suggested e-mail you could send your parents or to put onto your website 

 Subject line: Government launches new schemes to help with childcare costs

Dear parent,

Are you looking for support with childcare costs?

Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.

Use the Childcare Calculator at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to see what offers are available to support you and your family.

As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours – two new offers that are coming in 2017.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk




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