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Nursery Milk Scheme

CHANGES TO THE NURSERY MILK SCHEME

On 23 May 2022 we advised you that changes to the Nursery Milk Scheme concerning evidence requirements and audit would take place from 1 August 2022. These changes will not now take effect on 1 August 2022. They are intended to take effect in 2023 instead. Read more.

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.