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Apply for 30 hours funded childcare for foster children

Introduction

Before starting this application form, please ensure that you have discussed this with your child’s social worker as it needs to fit with the care plan of the child.

Processing of the application may take up to 4 weeks, so please apply well in advance of the funding period after your foster child becomes 3 years old. To be able to use your extended entitlement you will need to have made a successful application and received a code by the deadlines given

To see the application dates please go to 30 hours extended entitlement - children in foster care.

If your application is successful, you will get your eligibility code via email from 30hrsfoster@somerset.gov.uk

If you need more help please contact 30hrsfoster@somerset.gov.uk

This form is only for foster parents. If you are applying for your own children use the childcare service:
www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs.

The application should take 20-30 minutes to complete.

Please have evidence of you and your partner’s employment ready to upload e.g. payslip, P60, self-employment return. If you partner is not a foster parent, they will have to meet the normal income threshold for 30 hours that is the equivalent of 16 hours at the national minimum/living wage. Please have evidence of your partner’s employment ready to upload e.g. payslip, P60, self-employment return.

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