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Childcare Choices (30 hours)

Calling all parents – new childcare offers launched by the government.

You can now find a straightforward explanation of all government childcare support on the new Childcare Choices website:

Childcare Choices brings all the government childcare offers together for the first time, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

What is available through the childcare service?

Tax-Free Childcare
Tax Free Childcare is an online payment account, topped up by the Government, which parents use solely to pay their childcare costs. For every £8 that families pay in, the Government will make a top-up payment of £2, up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year (or £4,000 for disabled children).

30 hours free childcare
30 hours childcare for three and four year olds will be available in England from
September 2017. This doubles the existing 15 hours currently available and could save working families up to £5,000 a year.

If you are having problems accessing your account once you have registered please read the document on the right for help (how parents can acces the 30hr childcare service).

Below are links to 2 videos promoting the 30 hours childcare and helping children be ready for nursery:

30 Hours Childcare

Nursery Ready

Where can my child go?

View the list of Day Nurseries, Playgroups, Childminders and schools who are intending to provide the 30 hours childcare.  Not all childminders are on the Family Service Directory, for a full list contact the Family Information Service:
Tel: 01642 354200

Who to contact

Childcare Choices website

Local Offer

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