3&4 Year Olds Extended Entitlement- 30 Hours

3&4 Year Olds Extended Entitlement- 30 Hours

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For further information email earlyeducationfund@bradford.gov.uk

Training for New Early Education Funded Providers

6 bite size sessions covering all aspects of the Early Education Funding

The sessions are audio videos which talk you through all aspects of funding (Pdf copies of the training slides are available on request)


Session 1 – What is Early Education and how is it funded (3.5mins)

Session 2 – The Bradford Early Education Funded Provider Agreement (4.5mins)

Session 3 – Eligibility Criteria for 2, 3 and 4 year olds (7.5mins)

Session 4 – How can funded places be delivered / How can funding be used (6.5mins)

Session 5 – Early Years Census (5mins)

Session 6 – Parental Agreement Form (10mins)


If you have any questions or need support to access the training videos, please contact EarlyEducationFund@bradford.gov.uk

Please email us to confirm once sessions 1-6 have been watched, for the next steps.


Session 7 – 2YO eligibility checker (4.5mins)

Session 8 – 30hr code checker (9mins)

Session 9 –  Bradford Schools Online (5mins)




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30 hours for Foster Carers

From September 2018 Foster Carers who work outside their foster caring responsibilities could be eligible for the 30 hours entitlement for children they foster.

The application process including the issuing of eligibility codes is the responsibility of the local authority.

There is a leaflet showing the process for parents FOSTER CARERS 30 HOUR LEAFLET

Any foster carers that contact you should be directed to speak with their named social worker who will start the application process with them.

If a foster carer is issued an eligibility code then the code will begin with ‘40’. As a provider you should follow the same process as you do with all other 30 hour eligibility children

Guidance on reconfirming 30 hour codes

Please use these in your setting with parents to guide them on re-confirming their code

Is it time to reconfirm your 30 hour code POSTER

Guidance for parents on reconfirming their code

Updates for Parents- HMRC Account Login guidance for parents

Many parents who have set up a HMRC account in order to access their 30 hour eligibility code or their Tax-Free childcare account are struggling to find their account again once they have logged out. HMRC have produced this guidance to assist parents.

How to access your childcare account


Working parents will be entitled to up to 570 hours of additional funded hours, the additional hours are in addition to of the universal entitlement of 570 hrs [570 hrs 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.

What do parents have to do? Parents must apply to HMRC for an eligibility code. Signpost parents to the Government Childcare Choices website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

What do providers have to do? Providers must have written permssion from a parent to check a code by using the Parent Agreement Form. Provider should check the code using Bradford Funded Hours Checker before offering a place. details on how to carry out a code check is in the  Bradford Funded Hours Checker Guidance

Bradford Funded Hours Checker Link to checker


Childcare Choices

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 email alert for when the eligibility checker for the 30 hours is available

Here is a suggested email you could send your parents or to put onto your website 

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 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.

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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