You do not need a funding code to receive your universal entitlement of 570 funded hours of early education and childcare.
The first thing you need to do is find a childcare provider who accepts early education funding and will apply for the funding on your behalf.
Each claim period your childcare provider(s) will give you a parent/carer claim form to complete, sign and return to them by a specific date. Signing this form gives your provider consent to share your information and complete eligibility checks, to claim the funding entitlement from us for your child.
If you need any help completing this form contact your childcare provider.
If your child is attending two or more providers, the form must be countersigned by the other provider. This ensures that each provider is aware of what the other will be claiming on your behalf and makes certain that funding is split correctly between them. We will use the parent/carer claim form if a dispute arises.
If the provider claims more hours on your behalf than we will fund, your provider may invoice you for these hours at their hourly rate.