DCYP Update: Overseas Nursery Allowance renamed to Overseas Nursery Authority
Parents of 3- and 4-year olds in overseas locations where MOD schools and settings are not available can apply for reimbursement of nursery fees by means of Overseas Nursery Allowance (ONA)
Formerly referred to as ISODET Nursery Allowance, Overseas Nursery Allowance has been mislabeled. It has never been an allowance, but rather a reimbursement of fees paid.
Following consultation with stakeholders across all three Services and Families Federations it was decided that Overseas Nursery Allowance, moving forward, will be known as Overseas Nursery Authority to avoid confusion.
The application process will not change. Parents will continue to apply via Army Res and if approved, are issued with an Authority to claim.
Overseas Nursery Authority DIN 2020DIN01-046 (via Defence Internet only) refers with information also located at DCYP GOV.UK page: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/childcare-for-service-children