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Government Childcare Choices Website Launched

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The launch of the Childcare Choices website means parents are now able to find available government support.

Millions of parents can now pre-register for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of this new government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

The introduction of the government’s tax-free childcare scheme began on 28 April, for parents of the youngest children. It will be gradually rolled out over 2017, cutting childcare costs for working families across the UK by up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.

From September this year parents of three and four year olds in England will be able to apply for a new 30 hours free childcare offer, worth approximately £5,000 per child.

The website includes a childcare calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator for parents to compare all the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for their families. Information includes information on eligibility for help with childcare costs whilst you study, Universal Childcare Credit and tax credits for childcare. Parents can also pre-register for email alerts that will notify them when they can apply, as well as providing details of existing government childcare offers.

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