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7th November 2023

Childcare Choices

Thousands of families could be saving money on their childcare costs. But some simply don't know what support they might be eligible for ...

The Childcare Choices website brings together all the existing childcare offers in one place, so parents can get help that fits their family. This could be through Tax-Free Childcare, 30 Hours Childcare or Universal Credit Childcare. Some families might be eligible to use multiple childcare schemes together and get the most out of it.

And from next year, even more help is on the way:

  • From April 2024, eligible working parents in England with children aged 2 will have access to 15 hours childcare.
  • From September 2024, the 15 hours childcare offer will be expanded to eligible working parents in England with children between 9 and 23 months old.
  • From September 2025, eligible working parents in England with children between 9 months up to school age will have access to 30 hours childcare.

Support is also expanding for primary school-aged children. From September 2024, parents are expected to see an expansion in the availability of childcare in their local area before and after school, between 8am and 6pm, also known as 'wraparound care'.

Don't miss out on getting the support to which you are entitled. Visit the Childcare Choices website to check what offer you might be eligible for and sign up to their newsletter to get the latest updates about the childcare support expansion.