The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs.

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.

Here are some of the ways you can get help with childcare costs:-

 

Age 215 hours free Childcare

·       For families in England, receiving some forms of support

·       With 2-year-old children

·       15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

 

 

 

Age 3 and 415 hours free Childcare

·       For all families in England

·       With 3 and 4-year-old children

·       15 hours of free childcare or early education a week

 

 

 

 

Age 3 and 4 NEW! COMING September 30 hours free Childcare

·       For working families in England

·       With 3 and 4-year-old children

·       You each need to earn at least £120 a week

·       If you’re earning less than £120 a week but are under 25, or you’re an apprentice, you may still be eligible.

·       An extra 15 hours a week of free  - so 30 hours in all.

 

 

 

 

 

Under 12NEW! COMING SOON Tax-Free Childcare

·       For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK

·       You each need to earn at least £120 a week

·       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.

 

 

 

 

 

Under 16 17NEW! COMING SOON Tax Credits for Childcare

·     For working families, in the UK

·     You need to be working more than 16 hours a week (£120 a week at the National Minimum Wage).

·     If you’re earning less than £120 a week but are under 25, or you’re an apprentice, you may still be eligible.

·     With children under 16 (or under 17 if disabled)

·     70% of childcare costs, up to a cap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 16Universal Credit for childcare

·       For working families claiming Universal Credit, in England, Scotland and Wales

·       With children under 16

·       85% of eligible childcare costs, up to a cap

 

 

 

Under 16 17Childcare vouchers

·       For working families, in the UK

·       With children under 16 (or under 17 if disabled)

·       Up to £933 a year in tax and National Insurance savings

 

 

 

Go to the governments’ new    website to get more detail.                https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/