15/30 hours free childcare
All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare. An extra 570 hours of free childcare a year, so 1140 hours in total. We are happy to discuss how you can make the best use of these hours for your circumstances. 2 year olds of low income families and 2 year olds of working parent families are entitled to 15hrs free childcare from April 2024.
Parents can open a new childcare account. For every £8 a parent pays into their childcare account, the government will pay in an extra £2. Parents can get up to £2000 government support per child per year towards their childcare costs - that's up to £500 every 3 months. If they have a disabled child, they can receive up to £4000 per child – a total of £1000 every 3 months. They can then use this money to pay their childcare provider.
Universal Credit & Childcare
Help with upto 85% of childcare costs:
Applications and Information
To Apply for either of these schemes visit: https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/applynow
For further information on help with childcare visit: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/