Tax Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare is a new Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs.
Parents will be able to open online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2, the total amount in the account can only be spent on childcare. Parents can receive up to £2,000 in Government support per child, per year, or £4,000 for disabled children. Providers need to have signed up for Tax Free Childcare to be able to receive payments from any parents via the scheme.
The system will be quick and simple for parents and childcare practitioners to apply for and use.
This scheme cannot be used in conjunction with any other schemes such as Salary Sacrifice / Childcare Element of Tax Credits / Voucher Scheme. Parents currently using any of these should use the on-line calculator gov.uk/childcare-calculator to identify the most appropriate option for them.
For more information please go to the Glos Family Directory website here. If you have any questions about the funding, contact the Family Information Service on 01452 427362.