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Paying for childcare

Working parents

As part of Tax Credits (TC) you may qualify for help towards the costs of childcare. If you do qualify, the total amount of help you receive will depend on your income.

To calculate how much you may be entitled to, go to the Tax Credits Calculator  or call the information line on 0845 300 3900.

Parents rights

Free advice on parents rights in the work place is available at www.workingfamilies.org.uk

Care to Learn for young parents

If you are under 20 and have one or more children, Care to Learn can help with the cost of your childcare while you learn.

To get Care to Learn, you must be under 20 years old on the day your course or learning programme begins. As long as you begin the course before you are 20, Care to Learn will contribute towards your childcare costs until the course has finished.

More information is available on the Gov.uk Care to Learn webpage, alternatively you can request an information booklet from the Family Information Service using our online form or call us on 01384 814398/9.

If you require support finding appropriate childcare please contact the Childcare Strategy Team on 01384 81 8126 or contact the Family Information Service.