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31 August deadline for 30 hours funded childcare

If your income has changed due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be wondering whether you still qualify for the 30 hours of funded childcare per week. 

The government has announced temporary changes to the eligibility rules so that parents are not disadvantaged by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Perhaps you’ve lost income, or maybe you’re working additional hours. But if you are a working parent and have a 3 or 4-year-old child, and your income has changed, you could still be eligible for 30 hours of early learning and childcare per week from September.

All eligible parents are encouraged to apply for, and reconfirm, their 30 hours and tax-free childcare entitlements, even if they have not been using their entitlement due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the closure of childcare settings during lockdown.

Find out more and apply online before Monday 31 August.

More information about childcare choices is available on the government website.