Absences 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, or ** 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