MP Richard Graham is encouraging parents eligible for 30 hours free childcare to apply by 30 November to make sure their application is completed in good time for next term.
In January the scheme will start to cover children who have turned 3 years old by the end of December.
The Government met its commitment to launch 30 hours free childcare earlier this year. In order to get the care, parents have to confirm their eligibility with a HMRC code. And some may need to submit further information about their employment – “’which is why”, said Richard, “I’m encouraging eligible constituents to register early.”
The City MP noted that the government will invest £6 billion per year in childcare by 2020 and over 200,000 30 hours eligibility codes have been issued so far. “This will help families save up to £5,000 per child”, Richard said, “but some parents had difficulties accessing the registration service by the deadline last time. I don’t want anyone to miss out, so please register soon. If you already have a child on a 30 hours place you still need to confirm your details are up to date every three months. You should be notified of this so please check your emails regularly.”
Parents can register on the government website (https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/) and can also check what help with childcare costs they are entitled to (https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator).