Welcome to the
Nursery Milk Scheme

There will be changes to the Nursery Milk Scheme from 1 August 2022.

There will be new requirements for providing evidence of attendance and purchases when you make a claim to the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit. The way in which your claims are audited will also change.

You do not have to take any action yet. You do not need to contact your milk agent if you use one. More information will be provided in July.

What is the Nursery Milk Scheme?

The Nursery Milk Scheme is operated by the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit (NMRU) on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. It entitles children under 5 years who attend approved day care facilities to receive 189ml (1/3 pint) of milk each day, free of charge.