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