30 Hours Funded Childcare FAQ

Frequently asked questions about 30 hours Universal Nursery Funding for childcare settings

Apply for 30 hours free childcare at Tinies Daycare

As an Ofsted-registered early years provider, Tinies Daycare Nurseries is able to offer universal hours funded childcare for early years education and 30 hours free childcare for children aged 3-4. Eligible parents can apply for 15 or 30 hours of Universal Nursery Funding. In order to sustainably offer these funded places, we offer stretched funding of 11 or 22 hours per week, 51 weeks of the year, rather than 15 or 30 hours free childcare for 38 weeks of the year.

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Frequently Asked questions about 30 hours funded child day care - Universal Funding Childcare

Read more about our 30 hours funded childcare in the FAQ section below:

My child is going to turn three next year. How soon can I access the 30-hours free childcare?

Your child is eligible for 30 hours funded childcare from the beginning of the term after they turn three - or the term after you receive your code (this delay can happen if you apply for your code after the cut-off date for the next term).

How do I apply?

Visit the Gov.co.uk website.

If I'm not eligible for the 30-hour nursery funded childcare, can I still get my 15 hours?

The 15-hours is not dependent on the 30 hours nursery funding, so if you have been using 15 hours and are not eligible for 30 hours free childcare, the original 15 hours will not be affected.

What is a grace period in relation to the 30 hours funded childcare?

If there is a change in circumstance, where for example you lose your job or your benefits change, your child will still be eligible for the 30 hours for a "grace period". This period is intended to give you time to find a new job or make alternative arrangements. This period is determined by the local authority, and is usually until the end of the current funding block. If this happens you must inform the nursery immediately and they will liaise with the Local Authority and advise you on the date to which your nursery funding will last.If you have more faqs regarding the 30 hours funded childcare, contact our team at Tinies Daycare.

How often do I need to validate my Universal Funding Childcare code?

According to the government website, you will be prompted to re-validate your code every three months, this reminder will coincide with the date you originally applied.

How do I revalidate my Universal Funding code?

You need to re-validate your code in the same fashion you applied for it in the first place. So if you applied over the telephone you need to call 0300 123 4097.  If you applied online you will need to sign in to your online account.

What do I do once I revalidate my Universal Funding code?

You must inform the senior nursery team as soon as you confirm re-validation of your universal funding code in order to continue receiving the funded care.

Will my Universal Funding code change?

You will be issued with one code that requires re-validation, however the code will remain the same.

How will the funded hours be deducted from my total monthly Nursery bill?

At Tinies Daycare Nurseries, our system calculates the total number of funded hours that you are entitled to each month. These hours are then deducted at the hourly rate per session as indicated in your fee policy.

Do you charge extra for meals?

At Tinies Daycare, we charge a set daily rate for meals, and this rate is charged for every day your child attends the nursery. To find out the set daily fee please speak to a senior member of the Nursery Team.

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