Tax Free Child Care

I understand that there are many working families across Tamworth who are not currently claiming support they can receive from the Government to help them with child care.

So I want to draw attention to it today:  TAX FREE CHILDCARE.  You can get up to £500 every 3 months (circa £2k a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare.

If you get the support, the Government will pay £2 for every £8 that you pay to your childcare provider.  The funds are usually paid online through an account you set up for your child.

The funds can be used for any approved childcare including childminders, nurseries, nannies, afterschool clubs, play schemes and even home care agencies.

Your eligibility depends on your earnings and your partner's earnings and extra funding is available for young people with disabilities.  Funding is also available for separated parents but only one can be in receipt of the funding, you will need to decide between yourselves if you are jointly responsible for your child's care.

However for parents - if your adjusted net income is over £100,000 for the tax year, you will not be eligible but everybody else, is likely to receive some form of support.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up, give it a go and see what extra help your family may be entitled to receive.

www.gov.uk/apply-for-tax-free-childcare