The free entitlement for all eligible 3 and 4 year olds is a maximum of 15 hours free early education per week. All children are eligible to recieve free entitliment from the term after their third birthday.
A benefit for people bringing up children Paid for each child not affected by income or savings.
For the eldest child who qualifies - £16.05 per week
For each other child who qualifies - £10.75 per week
Claim as soon as your child is born or comes to live with you. If you delay, you may lose benefit.
Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit
The new Child Tax Credit is a system of income-related support for families with children, and is available for families with incomes up to £58,000. This is in recognition of the costs of parenthood borne by both low and middle income families.
The Child Tax Credit is paid to the main carer, and can be spent on the children in any way that the carer chooses.
If you are a working parent, Childcare Vouchers are the flexible, simple and cost effective way to help you cover your childcare costs.