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30 hours' funded childcare for foster children

Immigration status

A foster parent who is an EEA or Swiss national will only be eligible for 30 hours' free childcare if they have EU Settled Status (EUSS) or are in the process of applying for or appealing EUSS and they meet the other eligibility criteria.

Foster parents will need to provide evidence that they have either successfully received confirmation of EUSS, have applied for EUSS or are appealing a refusal for EUSS. This can be in the form of written or email confirmation from the Home Office.