30 Hour Nursery Places

  • Do you earn less than £100,000 per year?
  • Will your child be attending a 3 or 4 year old early education place in September 2017?
  • If so, they may be entitled to a further 15 hours of free childcare per week, for 38 weeks per year.

The aim of the extended entitlement is to:

  • Support working parents to manage the cost of childcare
  • Support parents into work
  • Allow parents to increase their working hours, should they wish to
  • Some providers will offer “stretched” entitlement, meaning children can attend fewer hours per week over more than 38 weeks a year
  • Parents can choose more than one provider to share these hours; however, the number of sites accessed in one day must not exceed two.


The additional hours will be available for families where:

  • Both parents are working (employed or self-employed) or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family. Each parent earns below £100,000 per year and no less than the weekly equivalent of 16 hours at National Minimum Wage (21-24 year olds, £107.20 per week, 25 years +, £115.20 per week)
  • Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on parental, maternity, paternity leave or adoption leave
  • Both parents are employed but one or both parents is temporarily away from the work place on statutory sick pay
  • One parent is employed and the other parent has a substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring.


Working in partnership with Beehive OSC Early Years, we are able to offer:

  • 8.30am to 11.30am Nursery Education at Dunston Hill CPS
  • 11.30am to 2.30pm Childcare at Beehive OSC Early Years


To apply:

  • make a note of your unique voucher code

To secure your 30 hour place with us

  • complete two declaration forms for school and Beehive by providing us with your voucher code number, national insurance and date of birth (copies may be obtained by the school office/Beehive)
  • your details will be verified via our online portal
  • you will be contacted to issue you with a start date
  • you must validate your voucher code every three months

How do I reconfirm?

  • you will get a text and/or email four weeks before your reconfirmation deadline from HMRC as a prompt to log into your Childcare Service account
  • your reconfirmation date is stored in your ‘secure messages’ and the section reconfirmation
  • you can reconfirm your eligibility up to 4 weeks before your reconfirmation date

What if I miss the reconfirmation deadline?

If you miss the deadline, or if your circumstances change, you will get a message to say your eligibility has ended. You will be able to keep your childcare place for the grace period. You will need to discuss this with ourselves and Beehive OSC.

You will need to submit another application if you become eligible for the 30 hours and present your new voucher code to us again.