The cost of childcare is a major expense for parents and carers and it is important that you are aware of all the help that is available to you. We are more than happy to talk to you about the various options including the use of tax credits, employer childcare vouchers, local authority support and your entitlement to free sessions under the Nursery Education Grant scheme for 3 and 4 year olds or visit the following website:
The following guide can be downloaded and is a useful document to help parents understand if they are eligible for the additional funded hours now available.
We are also happy to talk to local employers about the schemes available.
Childcare Vouchers - If you pay for childcare, using childcare vouchers saves many parents £1,000s a year in tax. These vouchers - available via a special Government scheme and operated through employers - allow you to pay for childcare from your PRE-TAX salary.
It might not sound big, but the impact can be huge. If you're not taking advantage, check them out as a matter of urgency, as you could be paying more than you need to.
All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can get 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible. Please see the following links from Gov.uk or Wiltshire Council for more information.
Some of the lovely comments we have received from parents at the nursery...
"The baby unit staff really impressed me. I felt very comfortable leaving my baby with them"