Nursery Education Grant
All 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education each week for 38 weeks of the year. Once your child is 3 years old you can start claiming free nursery education from any of these start dates (during term time). Some 2-year-olds are also eligible for 15 hours of free nursery education (for example, if parents are in receipt of certain state benefits).
Childcare Tax Credits
You could get extra tax credits to help pay for some of your childcare costs while you’re working (up to 70% of the childcare costs you’re claiming for).
Helpline for childcare tax credit: Tel: 0345 300 3900
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