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30 hours childcare scheme
The government is extending the current 15 hours term time childcare scheme for some parents of three and four year olds. See here for more information about whether your family is eligible and when the scheme will be available to you.

Childcare vouchers and tax free childcare
The childcare voucher scheme is being replaced with a new scheme. Read more here.

Tax Credits
Tax credits will be replaced with a new scheme, universal credit. Read more here.

Need more information about childcare?

Use this interactive guide to find out what type of childcare you could get, and financial help to cover the costs. 

If your child is 2 years old and you are claiming benefits, find out about free childcare.  

If you would like detailed advice on childcare and paying childcare fees please call our helpline on 0808 802 0925. Calls are free.

Further information from Gingerbread:

Read our factsheet: benefits and tax credits when you work 16 hours a week or more

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