Funding

All Childcare Vouchers Accepted

You do not pay Income Tax or National Insurance contributions on the part of the salary you take in vouchers, which produces a significant saving.

2 Years Of Free Early Years

All children are entitled to up to 2 years of free early education before reaching statutory school age. Your child will receive the grant in the term following his/her third birthday. We can claim the grant for you

80% of your childcare costs

The childcare element can help with up to 80% of your childcare costs up to a maximum cost of £175 a week for one child and £300 a week for two or more

Funding and Financial Help

There are many ways you can get assistance with your fees

Early Years Education Grant

All 3- and 4-year-old children are now guaranteed a free, part-time (15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year), early-education place in settings that have been inspected by Ofsted and found satisfactory in terms of quality in England. Parents do not have to contribute towards this entitlement but may be charged fees for any childcare that is in addition to the free place.

Early Education and Childcare Voucher Scheme

All children are entitled to up to 2 years of free early education before reaching statutory school age. Your child will receive the grant in the term following his/her third birthday.
We can claim the grant for you. All you have to do is complete a form and produce your child’s birth certificate to us. More information can be found at www.surestart.gov.uk

Childcare Vouchers/Salary Sacrifice

The Childcare Voucher Scheme enables you to take part of your salary in childcare vouchers in either a paper or e-voucher format.
You do not pay Income Tax or National Insurance contributions on the part of the salary you take in vouchers, which produces a significant saving. Both parents are eligible to claim for the vouchers as long as you are both in employment.
Basic-rate taxpayer can save up to £962 per year, whilst a higher-rate taxpayer can save up to £1,196 per year. The amount of vouchers you can claim with the above tax relief is £243 per calendar month.

Operated through a salary sacrifice scheme, the employer will also save national insurance contributions, currently at 12.8% of the value of the vouchers provided.
To start using Childcare Vouchers you need to establish whether or not your company is associated with one of the current established providers. If they are, the procedures for joining the scheme will already be clearly established. If not, you might like to see if your employer will introduce such a scheme as part of their benefit package.

Nine out of ten families are eligible for Child Tax Credit!

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

Nine out of ten families are eligible for Child Tax Credit!

You may receive Child Tax Credits if you are responsible for at least one child under 16. This is paid into the bank account of the main carer - the person mainly responsible for looking after the children. Families on incomes of up to £58,000 a year (or £66,000 a year if there is at least one child who is less than a year old) can benefit from the new CTC whether or not they are working. This money acknowledges and supports the cost of bringing up children. Child Tax Credit will be paid in addition to Child Benefit. For more information, please call the Helpline on 0845 300 3900.

Working Tax Credit – The Childcare Element

You can only receive the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit if you are working at least 16 hours a week. If you are part of a couple, both you and your partner must each work at least 16 hours, unless one of you is unable to work because of incapacity. The childcare element can help with up to 80% of your childcare costs up to a maximum cost of £175 a week for one child and £300 a week for two or more children. This means that the childcare element is worth up to an extra

£140 a week for one child, or
£240 a week for two or more children.
The amount you receive will depend on your income and will be paid directly to the main carer.
The childcare element is added to the amount of Working Tax Credit you can get. The final amount will depend on your income (or joint income, if you are part of a couple).
Please go to www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/taxcredits to check if you are eligible.

Help for Lone Parents

Help for Lone Parents

New Deal for Lone Parents (NDLP), a voluntary programme, is a government strategy to help parents get back into work. It is available to all lone parents who are not working, or who are working less than 16 hours per week and whose youngest child is under 16 years old. If you agree to take part you will have your own personal adviser who will help you find a suitable job or training and can work out how much better off you could be in a job. There is extra help with the cost of travel and registered childcare while you are looking for work or undertaking authorised training. For more information please visit www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

Help for Parents in Further Education

Sixth Form College Childcare Scheme – students aged 20 or over
If you are a parent aged 20 or over, and studying at a sixth form school or college, you can get help with your childcare costs through the Sixth Form College Childcare Scheme. Depending on your household income, you can get help worth up to £160 per child per week for the academic year 2007/08. For more information please call the scheme’s helpline on 0845 600 2809

If you are under 20 and in any publicly-funded learning, you can get help with childcare costs through ‘Care to Learn’.
For more information please go to http://moneytolearn.direct.gov.uk/

If you are in further education
If you are a parent aged 20 or over and study at a college of Further Education rather than a sixth form school or college, you may be able to get help through your college’s Learner Support Fund.
If you are at a college speak to your student support or welfare officer. If you are in the sixth form get in touch with your year tutor or the student awards or student support officer.

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Select Childcare 01392 460230
mail: Maxine@selectchildcare.co.uk





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