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Parent Portal

Finding Childcare

Search for a childcare provider on our Early Help Directory

2 year old funding

To find out if you are eligible click here

30 hour childcare & tax free childcare

Go to Childcare Choices

Parent Declaration Forms

When your child attends a childcare provider, you will be asked to fill in a Parent Declaration Form every term.

Here are some examples:

15hours at 1 setting                                         15hours at 2 settings

30hours at 2 settings term time                         30hours at 1 setting stretched (version 1)

30hours at 1 setting stretched (version 2)           30hours at 1 setting term time

Glossary

Provider Name

This is the name of the childcare provider that your child attends.  Your child may attend more than one, in which case all of them should be entered on the parent declaration form

Universal Hours

The hours that all funded 2, 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to; up to 15 hours a week and 570 hours a year.

Extended Hours

If you are entitled to 30 hours of childcare funding the extended hours are the extra 15 hours that you will get.  You are able to use up to 30 hours a week and 1140 hours a year.

Funded Hours

These are the hours that you will claim from the Local Authority.  Any additional hours will be charged for by the childcare provider

Term Time

Your child won't attend the provider during half terms and holidays

Stretched

The provider will be open all year round (usually not bank holidays) and your funding can be calculated so that you are able to use it throughout this time

DAF

If your child is eligible for Disability Living Allowance then the provider will be able to claim Disability Access Funding.  This is a one-off, yearly payment which will help the provider to support your child.  As a parent, you are able to choose which provider this goes to if you child attends more than two. 

2 year old reference

This is what you will receive if you are eligible for the 2 year old funding.  You must take this to the provider so that they are able to claim the funding

30 hour eligibility code

This is the code that you will receive if you are eligible for 30 hours.  You must take this to the provider so that they are able to claim the funding

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