Up to £2000 towards childcare @ GOV.UK
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Up to £2000 towards childcare @ GOV.UK

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Found 11th Sep
So I'm not really sure on how much this is a deal but there was an advert at my workplace regarding a national childcare campaign where if you have children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled) you could apply potentially for £2000 of government support.

These days with everything so expensive...everything can help. So I thought I would make everyone aware just in case they haven't come across this before.

The link takes you to childcare choices which figures out your eligibility to certain schemes.

I've not given all the fineprint but the link is very in depth.

Hope it helps!
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No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and those with chronic lazyitis...
grex91015 m ago

Just honest. Lets face it, the dregs of our society get everything while a …Just honest. Lets face it, the dregs of our society get everything while a large number of people who try to better themselves may as well not bother.


You do realise that free childcare only goes to working parents, right? Those that can't afford it?
grex91012 m ago

No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and …No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and those with chronic lazyitis...



Alright happy, calm down you’re gonna infect us with joy
It really helps us women returning to work from maternity leave. Nursery fees are so expensive, it’s a wonder why most don’t go back into work. It’s so good for children to go to nursery and learn things us mums can’t teach at home, but when you are a low earner after nursery fees, you barely come out with a salary. So any help really is a bonus
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Thanks for posting @SuhailD
No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and those with chronic lazyitis...
grex91012 m ago

No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and …No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and those with chronic lazyitis...



Alright happy, calm down you’re gonna infect us with joy
grex91015 m ago

Just honest. Lets face it, the dregs of our society get everything while a …Just honest. Lets face it, the dregs of our society get everything while a large number of people who try to better themselves may as well not bother.


You do realise that free childcare only goes to working parents, right? Those that can't afford it?
bilbob1 m ago

You do realise that free childcare only goes to working parents, right? …You do realise that free childcare only goes to working parents, right? Those that can't afford it?



Incorrect.

gov.uk/hel…lds

Do some research before posting utter nonsense.
Should put England in this as its not for Wales. Wales completely different mostly if you work you get nothing towards child care total sham
Edited by: "bezzer29" 11th Sep
I cannot afford to live in Central London but those on benefits can .
This has essentially replaced childcare vouchers. We miss the cut off for vouchers by a month and this new set up is worse for us
I assume the link includes info about the tax free childcare scheme - it was so nice as a family with both parents working (but not a rich family) to finally get some help (government pay £2 on top of every £8 you pay in). I found the scheme easy to set up and use. Well worth letting people know about it. Good post.
feeder161 h, 32 m ago

This has essentially replaced childcare vouchers. We miss the cut off for …This has essentially replaced childcare vouchers. We miss the cut off for vouchers by a month and this new set up is worse for us


Didn't think that ended until October?
grex91012 h, 40 m ago

No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and …No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and those with chronic lazyitis...


Nope. Open to most. It's the replacement of childcare vouchers which some workplaces offer (and others don't) me and my wife are considered high earners but still get this.
sam_of_london2 h, 29 m ago

I cannot afford to live in Central London but those on benefits can .


Anyone that is eligible for any sort of benefit under this government must be in pretty sorry state. Would you trade your situation for theirs?
AngryKelvin30 m ago

Didn't think that ended until October?


Our baby goes into nursery in January
Use childcare vouchers to pay for nursery fees if you can. Works out about 32% savings in nursery fees.
It really helps us women returning to work from maternity leave. Nursery fees are so expensive, it’s a wonder why most don’t go back into work. It’s so good for children to go to nursery and learn things us mums can’t teach at home, but when you are a low earner after nursery fees, you barely come out with a salary. So any help really is a bonus
This is just tax free childcare. Not a deal
feeder1624 m ago

Our baby goes into nursery in January


Nothing to stop you signing up now and paying £1 into your account this month, then your good and ready to go ahead of January
bluecityste7 m ago

Nothing to stop you signing up now and paying £1 into your account this … Nothing to stop you signing up now and paying £1 into your account this month, then your good and ready to go ahead of January


It's through work and they won't allow that.
feeder1627 m ago

It's through work and they won't allow that.


There's no legal reason why they wouldn't.
An application can be made through your employer to join the childcare scheme at any point until the cut-off date in October.

Speak to them again, maybe your HR/Payroll department are unaware of the extension to the original closing date for new applications?
bluecityste35 m ago

There's no legal reason why they wouldn't.An application can be made …There's no legal reason why they wouldn't.An application can be made through your employer to join the childcare scheme at any point until the cut-off date in October.Speak to them again, maybe your HR/Payroll department are unaware of the extension to the original closing date for new applications?


actually think feeder16 correct. I just set up the scheme and in the rules says you cant get them until your baby is born.

What a bummer
Rizo10 m ago

actually think feeder16 correct. I just set up the scheme and in the rules …actually think feeder16 correct. I just set up the scheme and in the rules says you cant get them until your baby is born.What a bummer


Yes you do need a baby first

Feeder16 already has one, who starts nursery in the new year so they should be fine.

Congrats on your baby to come
bluecityste1 h, 34 m ago

There's no legal reason why they wouldn't.An application can be made …There's no legal reason why they wouldn't.An application can be made through your employer to join the childcare scheme at any point until the cut-off date in October.Speak to them again, maybe your HR/Payroll department are unaware of the extension to the original closing date for new applications?


The cut of date is in October but most employers have a cut off date of about 1 month in advance, depending on payroll date. Mine had it for first week of September as it takes some time to contact the relevant provider. My OH was on maternity leave when the deadline was back in April and her employer offered to pay £1 a month until she joined payroll again so she could join the scheme. I think the old scheme is better but it depends on the circumstances of each family.
grex91017 h, 12 m ago

No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and …No doubt only available to the usual group of spongers, ne'er do wells and those with chronic lazyitis...


I was reading it then thinking, we work full time so i bet it wont apply to us
Under labour everyone got 15 hours free childcare 52 weeks a year for children over the age of 2. The conservatives scrapped this and parents got nothing for years until they offered 30 hours childcare for 3 years however this is only term time which amounts to just 38 weeks and it only starts from the term after their 3rd birthday so if you toddler turns 3 mid September you’ll have to wait till the next term to qualify so you get even less. The reality is this, it costs £775 for my 1 year old to stay in nursery 5 days a week and with the 30 hours discount it costs £467 for my 3 year old. We also get 20% off the total thanks to the TFC scheme so the total bill is £993 a month. My wife earns minimum wage which is about £1130 a month so she makes just £130 a month, she also doesn’t get sick pay. For these reasons she’s not going back to work. Fortunately I can support my family as I earn plenty however I’ve no idea how 2 adults on a low wage can survive. We live in an incredibly expensive country and those who complain about spongers need to get a calculator out and stop reading the “headline”.
willyzippy8924 m ago

I was reading it then thinking, we work full time so i bet it wont apply …I was reading it then thinking, we work full time so i bet it wont apply to us


I’m not sure if you are having a dig at the original post or the comment on it from grex9101. But if it’s the former, just letting you know you can get help through tax free childcare scheme so long as neither you or your partner earn over £100,000 per year.
feeder164 h, 32 m ago

Our baby goes into nursery in January


If both Parents are employed you can apply for childcare vouchers now, you don’t have to wait till your child starts nursery, just speak to yours and your partners employers to join the scheme. Vouchers give you more money than TFC (only a bit) and you can use them to pay for after & before school clubs whereas TFC stops the moment they leave nursery for school.... another sneaky cost cut by the conservatives
Edited by: "thewolf8u" 11th Sep
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