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Extended 30-hour entitlement

Re-confirm eligibility

If you have applied for or claimed up to 30 hours of funded childcare and/or tax-free childcare, you must reconfirm your eligibility every three months. You must do this even if your child hasn't started using their 30-hour place yet. 

How do I do it?

  • You must do this three months from the date you applied to receive the 30 hours and then again every three months.
  • You will get a text and/or email four weeks before your re-confirmation deadline, which will remind you to log into your Childcare Service account.
  • In the account, head to 'secure messages', which you can access at any time, and in the section on re-confirmation your re-confirmation date will be stated.
  • You can re-confirm your eligibility up to four weeks before your actual date.

Your first reminder email, four weeks before you need to re-confirm, will look something like this...

You will also get a second reminder two weeks before you need to reconfirm, if you haven't done it already.

How do I access my account?

Simply head back to the Childcare Service and log in.

What if I miss the re-confirmation deadline?

If you miss the deadline, or if your circumstances change, you will get a message to say your eligibility has ended. In order to receive the 30 hours again, you will have to to re-apply.

When your original code expires, you will fall into a grace period, which means that you will be able to keep your child's place for a short period of time while you re-apply or try to regain employment.