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Tax free Childcare Update

The Government is introducing Childcare Choices. Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers to help parents find the right childcare support to suit them.
A new Childcare Choices website provides information on the new and existing Government childcare offers: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk. The website has been especially designed for parents as a quick and simple way of seeing which schemes could provide support for their families.
As part of Childcare Choices the Government is introducing two new offers for 2017. Tax-Free Childcare will begin to be introduced on 28 April and will then be gradually rolled out over 2017, with parents of children under two invited to enter the scheme first. 30 hours free childcare will be available from September 2017, with parents able to apply for both offers in one go through the government's new digital childcare service.
The website includes the Childcare Calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator for parents to compare the government's childcare offers and check what works best for their families.
And, through the site, parents can pre-register for email alerts that will notify them when they can apply for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare.

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