The latest on childcare funding

April 30th, 2024

We understand that covering the cost of childcare isn't always easy, but the good news is that there a number of government initiatives that can help support families during their time at Partou. And from April 2024, that support just got better!

No matter which stage you're at in your childcare journey, we're here to help by making it as easy as possible to understand what support you can get with your childcare costs.

What Childcare support is currently available (April 2024)

15 Hours Funded Childcare

  • Subject to meeting the Government’s eligibility criteria, working families and those receiving additional support can access 15 hours a week funded childcare during term time
  • All 3 and 4-year-olds living in England are entitled to 15 hours a week funded childcare for 38 weeks of the year during term-time.

30 Hours Funded Childcare

  • Eligible working families are entitled to up to 30 Hours Funded Childcare during term time – that’s 1,140 hours a year!
What enhancements to childcare funding can you expect

The Government are introducing changes to childcare funding support gradually, aiming to make most working families entitled to 30 hours of funded childcare by September 2025.

Changes are expected in two batches, with September 2024 and September 2025 being key dates for your diary:

  • From September 2024, eligible working parents of children aged 9 months up to 3 years old can access 15 hours per week.
  • From September 2025 eligible working parents of children aged 9 months up to 3 years old can access 30 hours funded childcare per week.
How to redeem your childcare funding code

To benefit from the new childcare funding support during your time at Partou, you must redeem a funded childcare code. This can be completed in five simple steps as outlined by the Department for Education’s application guide.

If you require any additional support on the funding options available to you, Partou’s Nursery Support Officers will be glad to help. Simply email your query using the contact button below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss how you can get the most from the options available to you.

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