How to apply for 30 hours' free childcare
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How to apply for 30 hours' free childcare

You must apply through an online eligibility checking system.

HMRC will give you an eligibility reference number. You will need to give this to your chosen childcare provider in order to claim the 30 free hours.

If you haven’t been able to access tax free childcare through your childcare account for technical reasons, or if you have not received a decision about whether you are eligible, without an explanation, for more than 20 days, you may be able to claim compensation from HMRC.

False information

Parents who provide false information about their eligibility can be fined between £300 and £3,000.