Information for Parents

Childcare Choices

The new Childcare Choices website is now available to support parents and carers to find out about government support and compare all of the governments childcare offers and check which is best for their families dependant on their circumstances.

Parents Information 

Parents can pre-register now for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk 

The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28 April 2017, for parents of the youngest children.

This will then be gradually rolled out over 2017 – cutting childcare costs for working families across the UK by up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.

September 2017 parents of three and four year old children living in England will be able to apply for a new 30 hours free childcare offer, worth around £5,000 per child.

The Childcare Choices website includes a Childcare Calculator (www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator) for parents to compare all the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for their families.

Through the site parents can also pre-register for email alerts that will notify them when they can apply, as well as providing details of existing government childcare offers.

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