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30 hours childcare (3 and 4 year olds)

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) administers the Childcare Choices website and helpline for 30 hours and tax-free childcare registrationVisit the Childcare Choices website for 30 hours and tax-free childcare registration.

Without a 30 hours code, parents will not be able to receive funding for the additional entitlement.

Parents of children already on the scheme are reminded they must reconfirm their eligibility every three months from the date of receiving their code. If they don’t do this, they will automatically be put into their “grace period” (the duration of the following half term) before losing their funding.

Please note: you cannot access your funding in your Grace Period for the first time if you have not used your code before, please ensure your code is always updated regularly.

Should you require any further information, please email childcarefunding@telford.gov.uk or telephone 01952 385385. 

Watch the DfE video on how to apply for 30 hours childcare and tax-free childcare.

This tables shows the 30 hour code.
Term starting funding New application Existing application Final acceptance date
Summer term No later than 28 February Must be renewed by the applicants validity end date  31 March
Autumn term No later than 31 July Must be renewed by the applicants validity end date 31 August
Spring term No later than 30 November Must be renewed by the applicants validity end date 31 December

Codes received after the final acceptance date or mid term cannot be used until the following term.

Choosing childcare

For more information about the different types of childcare and childminding available to you or what offer is available in your choice of provision please contact the Family Connect team:

Telephone: 01952 385385
Email: familyconnect@telford.gov.uk

Last updated: 21/07/2023 10:24

  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility
  3. How do I apply/renew?
  4. Contact