Family Information

Grace period

If you are no longer eligible for the extended entitlement of 30 hours free childcare, you will enter a grace period and your child will be able to retain their funded place for a short period.

Based upon the date a parent receives an ineligible decision, the following timeframe will apply:

Received ineligible decision between

1 January to 10 February

  • Local authority audit carried out - 11 February 
  • Grace period ends -  31 March

11 February to 31 March

  • Local authority audit carried out - 1 April 
  • Grace period ends -  31 August

1 April to  26 May

  • Local authority audit carried out - 27 May
  • Grace period ends -  31 August

27 May to 31 August

  • Local authority audit carried out - 1 September
  • Grace period ends -  31 December

1 September to 21 October

  • Local authority audit carried out - 22 October
  • Grace period ends -  31 December

22 October to 31 December

  • Local authority audit carried out - 1 January 
  • Grace period ends -  31 March