More childcare support for working parents

Working parents of three and four-year-olds can receive 30 hours of free childcare a week, double the current number from September this year.

Many families will ALSO be eligible for the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme which will provide parents with 20% support towards their childcare costs, up to £10,000 per year. This means parents will be able to receive up to £2,000 childcare support each year for every child under the age of 12 – it can also be used for breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs. This support is doubled to £4,000 per year for disabled children under the age of 17.

To find out more, you can click here www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.