Financial Support

Many people think that good quality childcare and early education come with a hefty price tag and are only for the well-off.  However, it’s worth remembering that whatever your financial position , there are plenty of options.  Most families are helped with the cost from the very start, and a growing number of employers provide childcare help through “childcare vouchers.”

Many families miss out on benefits because they don’t know they are eligible for them and yet these benefits can make a massive difference to parent’s choices in relation to childcare.

Nine out of ten families are eligible for tax credits.  The amount your receive depends on your circumstances and income, so it is important to contact agencies that can provide you with the most up-to-date information:


  • Child Working Tax Credits
    HELPLINE NO. 0844 856 9912
    Working Tax Credits Website
    HMRC Website



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    Tel:  028 9064 5919
    Fax: 028 9049 2312
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  • Tax & Benefits Issues
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