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How to check your eligibility or apply for 30 hours free childcare ...
You can now pre-register for the 30-hour scheme on the Gov.Uk website. You'll need to confirm you live in England and will be asked to provide your email address and your child's date of birth. You'll then be emailed with information about when the scheme will be available and how to apply.
You can also find out more on a new Childcare Choices website (click on the link on the right) set up by HMRC. This also gives information about the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme and includes a childcare calculator so you can compare your different options.
To get 30 hours free childcare, you'll need to do the following:
- Apply online through the childcare service;
- If your child is 3 years old and you are eligible, you'll receive a code – this code will enable your child to have a nursery place the term after their 3rd birthday;
- Take your code to your childcare provider or local council (if it's council-provided childcare), along with your National Insurance number and your child’s date of birth;
- Your childcare provider or council will check the code is authentic and allocate your child a free childcare place.