Sale Private Day Nursery- making childcare affordable
Did you know that parents who have a child in day care have a whole range of financial support available?
Does your employer offer support for childcare through a childcare voucher scheme? If not please ask them to consider starting them!
You can take advantage of your statutory entitlement to use between £10 and £243 per month of salary, TAX
and National Insurance FREE, to pay towards your childcare costs. The amount you can sacrifice is dependable on your earnings.
WORKING TAX CREDITS
Working Tax Credits are available to individuals on lower incomes to help with the cost of their childcare. The amount received is dependent on your circumstances and income.
Am I eligible?
• Lone parents must work 16 hours or more per week
• Couples must work 16 hours or more or one partner must work 16 hours or more per week if the other is unable to work for specific reason
To find out if you are eligible for assistance need to contact the Tax Credit helpline 0845 300 3900 or visit their website here
FREE EARLY YEARS ENTITLEMENT (FEF)
Is your child aged between three and five? If yes, then you are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare!
• 15 hours free early years care and education for 38 weeks of the year
• Entitled to the grant the term after their third birthday
Speak to your nursery manager or your local council for more information.
NEW DEAL FOR LONE PARENTS
• Available for lone parents who want to study or look for work
• The initiative will pay for some of the childcare costs whilst you train or look for work
Contact the Lone Parent advisor at your job centre to find out more or visit their website here
HELP FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES
Additional support is available for families with a household income of under £25,000 where one parent is
working and the other is looking at training or learning on route to employment.
Possible support includes:
Sure Start Maternity Grants, Community Car Grants, Budgeting Loans, Crisis Loans, Tax Credits
CARE TO LEARN (C2L)
C2L provides financial support for teenage parents who want to continue in or return to learning. It helps
with the cost of their childcare and travel and will pay up to £160 per child per week
• Under 20 years old
• Attending school, 6th form or colleges of further education
LEARNER SUPPORT FUND CHILDCARE AWARD
This is an award offered to some higher education students, through their college or university. This award supports the students with childcare costs during their time at college/university.
Please contact Student Customer Services for further information.
• Available through Jobcentre Plus.
• A tax-free payment you could get if you are starting full-time paid work of at least 16 hours per
The amount you receive will depend on your circumstances. To find out more you need to contact your
Jobcentre Plus office or visit their website here .
Early education for 2 year olds
Trafford Council have a limited number of free early education places for 2 year olds in Trafford. Eligible children may be able to access up to 10 hours per week of free early education at an approved provider who is part of the scheme. Fulkl details of the scheme can be found on Trafford Councils website Click here to read more.