Welcome to the Nursery Milk Scheme

The Nursery Milk Scheme enables:

  • Children under 5 to receive free of charge 189 ml (1/3 pint) of milk for each day they attend approved day care facilities for 2 hours or more.
  • Babies aged under 12 months may instead receive dried baby milk made up to 189ml (1/3 pint).

Day care providers who have been approved to supply milk under the scheme can be reimbursed the cost of the milk they supply.

YOU CAN NOW CLAIM MONTHLY ONLINE. CHOOSE MANAGE/MAKE CLAIMS ON THE MENU TO GO TO THE CORRECT PAGE FOR THIS

Who can apply for approval

  • A registered childminder
  • A registered day care provider
  • A local authority which provides day care
  • Those providing day care to children under 5 in schools or establishments that are exempt from registration
  • Those providing day care in a nursery or creche for the children (under 5 years old) of management and staff of certain establishments (eg children's homes, voluntary or community homes, NHS hospitals which are exempt from registration)

* Note: Day care provided for less than two hours in a day does not qualify for approval under the scheme. Parents and relatives of the child and privately employed nannies are also not eligible under the scheme.

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION IN RELATION TO SCHEME CHANGES

From 26th September 2016, the company responsible for operating the NMRU and reimbursing milk claims will change.

After 26th September the NMRU will still be accessible through http://www.nurserymilk.co.uk/, however, you will notice a difference in the appearance and content of the website. The process required to validate your claims will also change and you will be required to re-register your details with the scheme through the website - failure to do so will mean you will not be able to access your online account and therefore not be able to claim for the reimbursement of milk.

Re-registration is a simple process during which you will be requested to provide information about your setting. You will also be required to provide your previous NMRU number during registration in order to be able to make claims retrospectively, for milk supplied prior to the date on which you re-register.

During the week commencing 19th September, the NMRU website will be temporarily suspended to enable the new company to take-over the operation of the site. Service will resume on 26th September after which support will be available to settings to help them re-register and get used to the new online service.

Please also note that for milk supplied since 1st October 2015, you only have up to six months from the date you supplied the milk to children to make a claim for reimbursement for that milk. Claims from 1st October 2015 for milk that are older than six months will not be reimbursed. Claims for milk supplied prior to October 2015 can still be submitted within the 2 year period.