Apply for 30 Hours before 31 March

Published: 16 March 2020

The deadline to apply or reconfirm your eligibility for 30 Hours Childcare is 31 March.

If you’re a working parent of a 3 or 4-year-old and your income is at least 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage, you could be entitled to 30 Hours of funded childcare. These 30 hours can be used at participating full daycare (nurseries), schools, childminders, sessional providers (playgroups) and after school clubs.

To take up this offer from April, check your eligibility and apply by the 31 March deadline. Here’s how:

1 Find out if you’re eligible

To find out if you’re eligible for 30 Hours (or another childcare scheme); enter your details into the Childcare Choices website.

2 Apply 

If you are eligible, apply for 30 Hours via GOV.UK.

3 Find participating providers

Search for participating childcare providers in Buckinghamshire using the Family Information Service directory.


Already taking up 30 Hours Childcare? Reconfirm your eligibility

If you’re already taking up the 30 Hours of funded childcare you will need re-confirm your eligibility every three months, you can do this by signing in to your Childcare Account (GOV.UK).