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Help with Childcare Costs

Assistance towards the cost of childcare is available through the Working Families Tax Credit scheme. Please ask the Nursery Manager for details, or contact the Job Centre or the Tax Office for an application pack. Your 2-year old may be eligible to attend these sessions FREE if your family receives certain benefits. And now families receiving working tax credit with an income of less than £16,190 are also eligible. 3-year olds are entitled to receive 15 hours of FREE childcare for the term after their 3rd birthday.

Since April 2017 the Government has introduced new ways to help parents with childcare costs. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time.

Two new offers have also been introduced:

  • Tax-Free Childcare was introduced on 28 April and is being rolled out gradually
  • 30 hours free childcare will be available from September 2017

Parents can apply for both schemes at the same time through a new digital childcare service. Check what help you could get with childcare costs by using the online calculator.

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