The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.
Please take time to read the following as it represents huge savings in terms of paying for childcare.
Childcare voucher schemes will remain open to new joiners until April 2018.
Parents already using childcare vouchers can continue to do so after this date, as long as the employer continues to offer them.
Further information is available from: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Click her to open the infromation sheet: Tax-Free Childcare, 2. 3 & 4 year old 15 hour and 30 hour Funding
For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK
With children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled)
For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months
Parents of children born on or after 1st April 2013, and parents of disabled children, can apply now.
If you're a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child - that's up to £500 every three months. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per child - that's up to £1,000 every three months.
You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £120 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible.
If either you, or your partner, expect to earn £100,000 or more, you can’t get Tax-Free Childcare. You can’t use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as childcare vouchers, Universal Credit or tax credits. You can use it with the 15 hours and 30 hours schemes.
We can accept payments through this scheme for Breakfast Club and Nursery costs, however you must inform the school office when you have made a payment through your online account in order that it can be reconciled. Without notification of this, payments will be chased.