30 hours registration for summer term 2018
Parents must receive codes for 30 hours places for the summer term by 31 March
HMRC has advised that parents must register for a 30 hours place for their child before the end of March 2018 to get an eligibility code before the start of the summer term.
Nurseries must advise parents to register well before the final deadline of 31 March, as the process can take a few days and some issues may need to be resolved.
As you know, not all parents can get a code straight away – HMRC sometimes needs more information to check whether a parent is eligible. The final deadline is 31 March but don't leave it too late as you may not get your code in time.
HMRC also wants to remind existing parents to reconfirm their eligibility for 30 hours every three months.
To support this, HMRC has produced a new parent communications toolkit, to provide further information to parents about 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare. The toolkit below includes the following:
Eligible parents can apply for both 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare via the Childcare Choices
website. They can apply for all of their children once their youngest child qualifies - read more here.
You can also download information to give to parents below. The information covers how parents who've applied for 30 hours already can access their account.