The number of initial, additional and total absence days are counted by CCS for a child (separated parents both included in single total) per financial year.

Where a child is absent for more than one session on a day across all services they are enrolled in, this is counted as one absence.

Initial absences:

  • The first 42 absences regardless if evidence is provided are counted as initial absences. Initial absences will attract CCS.

Additional absences

Any subsequent absences following the 42 initial absences are counted as additional absences. Additional absences will attract CCS where:

  • the reason is not other and evidence is supplied and held by the provider
  • the reason is local emergency and the a local emergency has been recorded against the Service
  • the reason is the child is attending preschool
  • the reason is pupil-free day