Childcare isn’t cheap, so it’s important to ensure parents and carers are aware of any available help. Here at Sunny Days, we’re always happy to talk you through current cost-saving options.

Why spend money when you don’t have to? There are various government schemes designed to ease the financial strain many parents and carers struggle with, and we’re here to help you navigate them, answering any questions you may have.  

This handy and informative website is also a useful resource for parents looking for information on childcare funding options such as tax credits, employer childcare vouchers, local authority support, and eligibility for free sessions under the Nursery Education Grant scheme for 3-4 year-olds. 

Outlined below are two key options for parents and carers to consider:

Childcare Vouchers

Did you know you could be saving thousands of pounds in tax? Government-issued childcare care vouchers allow you to pay for childcare from your pre-tax salary, considerably cutting back your yearly childcare costs. These vouchers are distributed by employers, so if you need a member of our team to talk to your employer about available schemes, that’s no problem.

The cost-saving impact these vouchers have can be huge, so it’s well worth checking to see if you qualify - especially when you may be paying more than you need to!  

For information on childcare vouchers, click here

Funded childcare and education for 2-4-year-olds

All 3-4 year-olds in England qualify for 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year. This is usually taken as 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year; some two year-olds are also eligible. 

Better yet, some 3-4 year-olds are eligible for 30 hours of free childcare a week, so it’s a good idea to find out if your little one qualifies. 

If you want to learn more, follow these links to and Wiltshire Council

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