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Paying for Childcare

If you use registered childcare because you are at work or are studying, you might be able to get some help towards the fees. Below are the most common forms of help.


Childcare Choices

For information and to see if you may be eligible for help towards childcare costs please see the childcare choices website here


Working parents

If you work then you may be able to get help via the Childcare Element of Working Tax credits. There is also help available via your employer in the form of the salary sacrifice scheme, work place nurseries or childcare vouchers. The amount you can claim is dependent on your family's circumstances and your childcare costs.

To find out more about these options, please visit the Tax Credits page or the Childcare Vouchers and Salary Sacrifice page.


Student parents

If you are parent who is studying there are different forms of help available. These include the Childcare Grant, Access to Learning Fund and Parent’s Learning Allowance.

You can find out more, including links to relevant websites, by visiting the Family and Childcare Trust’s website.


Free early learning for 2 year olds

Depending on your circumstances, your child might be entitled to free early learning of upto 570 hours for the year. To find out more visit the Free places for 2 year olds page.


Free Early Years Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds

From the term after their 3rd birthday, all children aged 3 and 4 years are able to have a free early years place at a variety of settings across the borough. Please visit the Free 3 and 4 year olds places page for more details. Some parents may be eligible for an additional 15 hours per week. you can check your eligibility at the below site