Working parents across Leicestershire are being reminded by the county council to apply now for 30-hours funded childcare over the autumn term.
Eligible parents of three and four-year-olds, who are yet to apply for funding for the coming term, need to apply by Wednesday, 21 August.
More than 6,140 children in the county received 30 hours of funded childcare over the summer term.
Funded childcare continues to be of benefit to parents across the county. If parents have not applied already, I would urge them to do so immediately as the deadline is just a few days awayPerson:Ivan Ould, cabinet member for children and families
The first step for parents is to check their eligibility at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Parents must also have an ‘individual’ government gateway account set up ready. Once the application is made, they can check progress in their account.
To access the 30 hours funded childcare, parents will receive an eligibility code (DERN) which they take to their childcare provider along with their NI number, child’s name and date of birth so the code can be validated.