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Childcare Choices - a complete guide

Childcare Choices brings together all the financial support available to parents in one place, helping families across the UK to find out what support is on offer for them.
Many families may be missing out because they are unaware that they qualify for financial support. 

The Childcare Choices website allows you to enter your details and find advice on the support you might be entitled to. It also offers clear advice on how to apply and you can subscribe to their newsletter for regular updates on upcoming changes.

Childcare changes for 2024 and 2025

There are significant changes to childcare support coming into place over the next 18 months, starting from April, that aim to support working parents of preschoolers to juggle work and family life and not have to choose between being a parent and the job they want.

Here’s a snapshot of what is coming: 

From April 2024 – 15 hours childcare for 2 year olds

If you are an eligible working parent in England, you might benefit from 15 hours childcare for children aged two or who turn two before 31st March. With this scheme you can get 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year (up to 570 hours), though many providers will allow you to ‘stretch’ your hours across more weeks to give you more flexibility. This financial support can start the term after your child turns two with an approved childcare provider.

You can still get 15 hours childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare, meaning you could save even more money

Applications for this support are now open and the first intake of two year olds will start their childcare hours from April 2024.  This means that families can already apply to get a code for this scheme and give it to their childcare provider. You will need to reconfirm your details every three months on your gov.uk account to continue receiving the government support.

How to apply for 15 hours childcare
Visit the Childcare Choices website to find out what support you could be eligible for, using out handy checker 
- Check your eligibility for additional help when paying for childcare, including Tax-Free Childcare, tax credits and Universal Credit
- Apply online at GOV.UK

Remember, you’ll need to update your details on your GOV.UK account if your circumstances change and you’re receiving tax credits or Universal Credit. 

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