Applications for 30 hours January 2017
Parents need to apply by 30th November 2017 for 30 hour codes in order to ensure they have received their code by the end of term and be eligible for January.
As you will be aware, some parents have experienced technical issues when trying to reconfirm their eligibility through the childcare service. Most of these problems are due to the parent having made a mistake in their original application which they have tried to correct, but which has instead resulted in a duplicate application for the same child. These parents have been unable to reconfirm. We are aware this is affecting a small percentage of parents, and are keen to resolve this as a high priority given that parents will fall out of eligibility if they can’t reconfirm.
Part of the solution requires HMRC to delete these childcare accounts from the system. HMRC will then contact these affected parents directly, asking them to re-apply through the childcare service. This means the parent will then receive a new childcare account and a new 30 hours eligibility code.
Some parents may approach you with a new 30 hours code to secure their childcare place for the spring term onwards.
Please be assured that the parents’ old code will still exist in the Eligibility Checking System and so those that have been used to secure a 30 hours place for the autumn term continues to remain valid. To continue a 30 hours place, the parent will need to acquire their new 30 hours code before the old code’s validity end date.
2nd headcount for 2 year olds (ONLY)
If you require a 2nd headcount form uploaded to your Schools360 account please email email@example.com before 28th November and this will be added to your 360 account to be filled in for the deadline of 8th December 2017. Please note this is only needed if you have 2 year olds you wish to claim funding for that were not on your 6th October return. For this return you must use the start date column or you will not be funded.
Spring 2018 – Key funding dates attached below