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Financial support for childcare costs
If you're going back to work and you've got children, you can get financial and practical help with your childcare costs. From tax credits to flexible working arrangements, there's lots of support available to you.

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  • Help with paying for childcare

    What are Tax CreditsTax credits are payments from the government. If you're responsible for at least one child or young person, you may qualify for Child Tax Credit. If you work, but are on a low income, you may qualify for Working Tax Credit. You…

  • Entitlement to free childcare for 2 year olds

    Entitlement to free childcare for 2 year olds Free part-time childcare/ early education (15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year or 11 hrs a week spread across every week throughout the year) They must meet particular criteria to be eligible. Places for…

  • Free early learning for 3 to 4 year olds

    What you are entitled to All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. This applies until they reach compulsory school age (the term following their fifth birthday). Free early education places are…


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