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Help with paying for childcare

Starting September 2017 - new schemes for working parents

Two new schemes are being launched in September 2017 for working parents. Parents will be able to apply for both schemes through one online application managed by HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs). To qualify parents must be in work and earn between £115 a week and £100,000 a year.

  • 30 hours free childcare
    From September 2017, eligible working families will receive an extra 15 hours free childcare on top of their existing 15 hours free for 3 and 4 year olds ie 30 hours free for 38 weeks a year. Parents will need to go online every term to prove that they are still eligible, and give this information to their nursery/playgroup/childminder each time.
  • Tax-free childcare
    Eligible working families will open an online childcare account from which their childcare costs will be paid. For every £8 paid in, the government will pay in £2. The scheme is for children up to the age of 12, and 17 for those who are disabled.

Next step - sign up for more details with HMRC and check your eligibility soon.

Children's centre charges

The amount you need to pay depends on your child's age and your income. Most children’s centres charge the fees below.

Band 1: Household income under £25,000 per annum

 

(includes additional places purchased by Social Services)

 

Child age

Full day care

Part time care

Sessional care

Fees per half day

 

Fees per week

Fees per day

 

0-2

£176.50

£39.00

£19.50

 

2-3 full fee

£165.50

£36.50

£18.50

 

2-3 (with Free Entitlement)

£126.00

*

*

 

3-5 full fee

£165.50

£36.50

£18.50

 

3-5 (with Free Entitlement)

£126.00

*

*

 

 

Band 2: Household income between £25,000 and £55,000 per annum.

Child age

Full day care

Part time care

Sessional care

 

Fees per week

Fees per day

Fees per half day

 

0-2

£204.00

£45.00

£22.50

 

2-3 full fee

£193.50

£42.50

£21.50

 

3-5 full fee

£193.50

£42.50

£21.50

 

3-5 (with Free Entitlement)

£147.00

*

*

 

 

Band 3: Household income over £55,000 per annum

 

(includes out of borough places)

 

Child age

Full day care

Part time care

Sessional care

 

Fees per week

Fees per day

Fees per half day

 

0-2

£220.50

£48.00

£24.00

 

2-3 full fee

£209.50

£46.00

£23.00

 

3-5 full fee

£209.50

£46.00

£23.00

 

3-5 (with Free Entitlement)

£159.50

*

*

 

Part time rates for those with Free Entitlement (marked * above)

 

 Full week

 4 days

 3 days

 2 days

 1 day

 Band 1

 £126.00

 £102.50

 £66.00

 £29.50

 £7.50

 Band 2

 £147.00

 £119.50

 £77.00

 £34.50

 £9.00

 Band 3

 £159.50

 £129.50

 £83.50

 £37.50

 £9.50

 

 

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