There may be help for parents and carers who wish to place their children in nursery. Please read the following for more information:
Tax credits are available from HM Revenue and Customs, this will be based on your household income. You can check eligibility at www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits.
Some employers may support you with childcare fees by providing Childcare vouchers, the vouchers are often exempt from national insurance contributions and are non-taxable. Why not ask your employers for more information.
Early Education Entitlement (EEE) for 2 year olds
Do you have a child who will be turning 2 years old or is 2 years old at the moment? If so, you may be eligible for 15 hours of free funding. To find out more about Early Education Entitlement please visit https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds to find out eligibility criteria.
Early Education Funding for 3 and 4 year olds
If you have a child aged between 3 and 4 years old you are entitled to 15 hours free funding from the term after their 3rd birthday. For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds.