30 Hour Audit
It’s important that you regularly check any 30 hour codes currently being used in your setting to ensure that all codes remain valid for the hours in the Spring term.
Parents must reconfirm their eligibility for 30 hours every 3 months with HMRC. HMRC will send them reminders to reconfirm their eligibility, however if they fail to do this then their code will become invalid, and you will be unable to claim funding for
any extended hours.
To help to prevent any issues, you can recheck the codes in your Portal, and prompt parents to reconfirm.
Codes must have been reconfirmed by no later than 31/12/2023 to be able to be used next term, therefore please ensure that you carry out the audit for your setting as soon as possible to give parents enough time to contact HMRC if they need to resolve any
issues with their codes.
How to check codes
In the 30 Hour section, use the Expiration Dashboard on the Early Years Provider Portal:
Codes highlighted red have passed the reconfirmation date. Ensure that the system shows the most up to date information regarding the code by clicking the “recheck” button.
Any child whose grace period ends 31/12/2023 will be entitled to access the universal 15 hours only from 01/01/2024 if the code is not reconfirmed by 31/12/2023.
You should discuss with the parent their requirements and amend their Parent Agreement if they wish to continue accessing funded hours at your setting.
Please refer the parent directly to HMRC Tel 0300 123 4097 if the grace period is due to an issue with their application.