30 hours

For the foreseeable future Reepham Nursery School will continue to open for seven sessions a week – i.e. 21 hours. However, from September some parents may be eligible to access an extended offer of 30 free hours per week and it would be very useful for our forward planning if you could indicate whether you would like to take up 21 of those 30 hours with the Nursery.

The Department of Education has confirmed that parents must obtain their eligibility code before the start of the claim period that they wish their child to receive this extended offer of 30 hours per week. Parents that receive a code after the start date will not be able to access the additional 15 hours until the following claim period.

To ensure all eligible children receive their full entitlement parents must obtain their code from HMRC BEFORE 31ST AUGUST 2017.  At the Nursery we would really appreciate a response by THURSDAY 15th JUNE.

When funding can be offered/claimed –

Born on or between Universal Offer

(15 hours) from

Eligibility Code

obtained for the

Extended Offer

Extended Offer

(30 hours)


1st Apr and 31st Aug 1st Sept Before 1st Sept

On or after 1st Sept

1st Sept

1st Jan

1st Sept and 31st Dec 1st Jan Before 1st Jan

On or after 1st Jan

1st Jan

1st Apr

1st Jan and 31st Mar 1st Apr Before 1st Apr

On or after 1st Apr

1st Apr

1st Sept


Families must set up an online account to receive a code.  To do this, the web link is –


There is a Government website for parents to seek further information about their childcare needs –


or alternatively the Norfolk Family Information Service can be contacted –

fis@norfolk.gov.uk    0344 800 8020