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Funding for working parents

Details on 30 hours and Tax-Free childcare, universal/tax credits and voucher schemes.

  • 30 hours free childcare offer

    30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. If you are eligible for 30 hours from September you must apply and take your code to your provider by 31 August. Find out if you're eligible and apply.

  • Tax-Free Childcare information for parents

    The Tax-Free Childcare scheme is available to parents of children under 12 years old (under 17 if they have a disability).

  • Tax credits

    Information on tax credits to help with childcare costs.

  • Universal Credits

    Parents could claim back up to 85% of their childcare costs if eligible.

  • Childcare voucher scheme

    Childcare vouchers allow parents to take a reduction in their salary in place of vouchers to pay for childcare. Childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants in October 2018. Those already claiming childcare vouchers can continue to do so in October as long as their employer continues with the scheme.

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