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    Late Friday evening DfE released the 'Operational Guidance' for the 30 hours funding - https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...l_guidance.pdf.

    There is some interesting information for childminders at the bottom of page 25 / top of page 26 -

    There will be several services that childminders can offer as part of a broader package
    alongside the free hours they are delivering. These will be optional extras that parents
    can choose to pay for, and, as such, are a matter for the childminder and the parent.

    These services could include offering to pick up or deliver children to nursery classes or
    playgroups outside the free hours, and covering the remaining time that the parent is at
    work. In addition, childminders may offer an on-call service as part of their offer to
    parents while the child is at school and needs to be collected unexpectedly. This is a
    clear additional service that some parents may feel is worth paying for. An example of
    how this could work is shown below.

    We can charge for extras including food, nappies, wipes, extra hours (of course), outings and now it's confirmed we can charge for our usual 'on-call service' while children are at other settings.

    Local Authorities are probably still digesting it and I am sure more guidance will follow

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    I have registered and just clicked on a link sent yesterday by LA but I'm getting more confused - do parents have to change over to the Tax Free Childcare voucher scheme to get the 30 hours or can they register on the website just to check their eligibility for the 30 hours funding as many of my parents are better off staying with their current Employer voucher schemes?



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