Government help with childcare costs for parents. Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.
The Childcare Act 2016 is delivering the Government’s election manifesto commitment to giving families (where parents are working and eligible) an entitlement to 30 Hours of Free Childcare for their three and four year olds. The national rollout of 30 Hours of Free Childcare commenced on the 1 September 2017.
A child qualifies for the extended entitlement if both parents are working (or the sole parent in a lone parent family is working) and each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours (National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage) and less than £100k a year.
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The Government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme offers up to £2,000 a year per child towards childcare costse
It’s quick and easy to apply, and parents could save thousands of pounds each year. For every £8 parents pay into their childcare account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year. HM Revenue and Customs has been gradually rolling out Tax-Free Childcare since April 2017.