Childcare vouchers is a scheme some employers offer to help working parents save on registered childcare costs. Childcare vouchers are not means tested and are available to all working parents whose employers operate childcare voucher schemes. These schemes can save you National Insurance and Income Tax as a set weekly amount can be deducted from your salary and used to provide childcare vouchers for the same amount. This amount is deducted from the gross salary and is exempt from National Insurance and Income Tax. Our nursery accepts childcare vouchers.
Nine out of 10 families are eligible for some financial assistance through the Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. The amount you receive will depend on your circumstances. Working Tax Credit includes a childcare element to help families who are working and spending money on childcare.
15 Hours Government Funding
All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday).
30 Hours Government Funding
Some three and four year olds could be entitled to 30 hours government funding if the family situation meets government criteria.
To check eligibility for Tax Free Free Childcare, 15 and 30 hours funding, please see the childcare choices website.
HM Revenue & Customs
Tax Credits provides everything you need to know about current child benefit legislation and the process for claiming benefits to which you are entitled.
Childcare has further information about childcare including details of the Governments childcare voucher scheme.