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30 Hours Childcare

From September 2017, Newdigate School Nursery and Newdigate Little Nursery will be working in partnership to provide 30 hours of free childcare to eligible families. This is a government funded scheme designed to benefit working families. Below is some information from the Government website about who may be eligible for the Extended Free Entitlement (EFE).


I have attached the links to the relevant websites for you to read and apply for the funding. Please note that in order to apply you must follow the link to create a childcare service account. Once you have made your application online and had your eligibility confirmed your code will be in your childcare service account under 'secure messages'.


If you require any further information please call Newdigate Primary School on 024 7636 1662. Alternatively you can contact via email to


All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. An extra 570 hours of free childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total. 30 hours free childcare will be available from September 2017.

The eligibility criteria are the same as the ones for Tax-Free Childcare, except you can continue to get these types of support at the same time as 30 hours free childcare:
  • tax credits
  • Universal Credit
  • childcare vouchers or salary sacrifice schemes
  • childcare grants and bursaries

When you apply, you'll be confirming that you need childcare so that you and your partner, if you have one, can work. If your child's already in a full-time reception class in a state funded school, you won't be eligible for 30 hours free childcare (accessed 20/04/2021)

Visit the Government's webpage childcare choices to see if you may be entitled, and to make an application. (accessed 20/04/2021)