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Paying for childcare

If you use Ofsted registered childcare you may be entitled to help with your childcare costs through one of the following schemes.

Free childcare entitlements:

Available from September 2017:

Working parents:

Available from September 2017:

Parents in education:


Additional costs you may incur:

If you're responsible for a child, there are other benefits available to help you. Find out about benefits and financial assistance for families.