As an eligible childcare provider you can claim your milk
reimbursement direct from the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit (NMRU) or
you can appoint an agent. If you decide to source your milk via an agent
you are still required to register with the NMRU, as well as registering
with your agent.
If you decide to register and claim direct from the NMRU, you can source
your milk at your convenience from your local milk delivery, shop or supermarket.
You will be asked to provide your bank details when you register. Once your
claims have been approved for reimbursement, funds will be sent via BACS
within 3 working days.
As a beneficiary of the Nursery Milk Scheme you will be asked to ensure
value for money when sourcing your milk. The Department of Health encourages
childcare settings to purchase milk at the best possible price to meet their
requirements under the Nursery Milk Scheme. Purchasing milk at a local
retailer and then re-claiming the cost may be cheaper than using a milk agent
to supply milk.