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Childcare Choices

You can get help with paying for childcare if it's provided by an Ofsted Registered provider.

To find out what options are available to you the best place to start is Childcare Choices 

You can use the Childcare Calculator to work out what help you can get with childcare costs

You may be eligible for Tax Free Childcare where for every £8 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year.

If you are not eligible for Tax Free Childcare you may qualify for Universal Credit

There is also 15 hours free childcare for eligible 2 year olds, 15 hours free childcare for all 3 and 4 year olds and 30 hours free childcare for qualifying working families with a 3 or 4 year old child.

If you are studying you may also qualify for Care to Learn, Discretionary Learner Support or Childcare Grant