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For working families with children under 12 (17 if disabled); an extra £2 for every £8 you pay in.
For working families claiming Universal Credit with children under 16; 85% of childcare.
For working families with children under 16 (under 17 if disabled); 70% of childcare costs.
For families with 2 year old children; 15 hours of funded childcare for 38 weeks.
For families with 3 and 4 year old children; 15 hours of funded childcare for 38 weeks.
Working families with 3 and 4 year old children; 30 hours of funded childcare for 38 weeks.
For parents at sixth form or in full-time higher or further education.
Use the GOV.UK childcare calculator to work out if you're eligible for support.
If you're a grandparent or relative who has taken early retirement to look after a relative's child, you could get National Insurance (NI) credits to protect your pension. Find out more about Specified Adult Childcare credits.
Contact us if you need advice on finding childcare or funding:
Tel: 01305 221066
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