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Get help with your childcare costs

 

For guidelines about salary sacrifice schemes, working tax credit and childcare vouchers.or guidelines about salary sacrifice schemes, working tax credit and childcare vouchers.
 
Childcare vouchers and tax credits Better off calculator
 
Get an estimate of how much you could get to help pay for approved childcare with the “Check what help you could get” calculator.

 

 

  

 www.gov.uk/browse/childcare-parenting

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.gov.uk/childcare-vouchers-better-off-calculator

 

www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator

 

 

 

Childcare Choices

 

Help paying for childcare

 

Give Yourself a Choice

 

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

 

www.gov.uk/sign-in-childcare-account

 

www.giveyourselfachoice.com/

 

Department for Education (DfE)

Find out about current government initiatives for children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding childcare

Local authorities have a duty to provide information, advice and assistance to parents and prospective parents of children and young people up to age 20. Your local authority may be able to help you find childcare in your area.​

› in your local phone book under

“Local government”; or
› online:
England www.gov.uk then search on
“Childcare” to find links to:
› childcare out of school hours
› your local Family Information Service (FIS)
› a Sure Start Children’s Centre
Wales wales.gov.uk and search on “Family
Information Services” or “FIS”
Scotland www.scottishchildcare.gov.uk
Northern Ireland www.nidirect.gov.uk/childcare

The Office for Standards in

Education, Children’s
Services and Skills (Ofsted) (England)​

www.ofsted.gov.uk

0300 123 1231​

Independent Schools Inspectorate

(England)​

www.isi.net

020 7600 0100​

Independent Schools Council (UK)​ www.isc.co.uk

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)

www.careinspectorate.wales

The Care Inspectorate (Scotland)

The Care Inspectorate is the independent regulator of social care and social work services across Scotland.​

www.careinspectorate,com

0345 600 9527

NI Direct governement services

 

www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-andservices/parents/childcare

 

Family and Childcare Trust

(formerly known as the
Daycare Trust) Largest UK charitable body for the daycare sector.​

www.familyandchildcaretrust.org
4 Children​ www.4children.org.uk

Working Families

www.workingfamilies.org.uk

Parent and Carer Helpline 0300 012 0312​

Maternity Action

UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.

www.maternityaction.org.uk

0845 600 8533​

National Childbirth Trust

The UK's largest charity for parents

www.nct.org.uk

​Money Advice Service

Free and impartial money advice, set up by Government.

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Search on 'Childcare'


Professional Association for
Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) Promoting best practice and supporting childcare professionals
www.pacey.org.uk

Find local childcare Promotes and supports quality childminding expertise.

www.childcare.co.uk

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Charity and membership association for nurseries throughout the UK.

www.ndna.org.uk   
English Outdoor Council An umbrella body for those involved in outdoor education, training and recreations.
www.englishoutdoorcouncil.org