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Promoting Tax Free Childcare to working parents

Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) is for:
  • Working families, including the self-employed, with children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled)
  • Earning under £100k a year or at least £152 per week each and are not in receipt of Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers
  • For every £8 they pay into their online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months.
  • If they have a disabled child, they can receive up to £4,000 per child per year- that's up to £1,000 every three months.
As an Ofsted registered provider you are able to sign up to TFC
Parents entering the scheme open an online childcare account which they use to pay you directly for childcare. Payments work just as they do through an online bank account. Each payment is accompanied by a reference number for each child so you can identify their payments.
You will only be able to receive Tax-Free Childcare payments from your customers if you’ve signed up to Tax-Free Childcare.
Signing up to Tax-Free Childcare does not affect payments you receive through any childcare voucher schemes.

Link on your website to Childcare Choices

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Add a link for families to click on to find out more https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/

Or add wording to let parent know what you offer.
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A visual Calculation

full session £259.25 parent pays in to TFC account £207.40
This is very effective especially when a parent sees the costs laid out. This shows how much a particular session is and then shows what it would cost the parent if they were using TFC.

Just to clarify, YOU as the provider would still receive the full rate.

Follow us on Facebook

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If you follow our Children and Families Facebook page, you will see that we post at least once a week something on childcare including TFC posts. When you see these, you are welcome to comment on the post from your settings Facebook page and say that you offer TFC. Its free marketing for you. Don’t forget to give the post a like or even better a share to your page. 
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A reminder

Remind parents termly that to keep their childcare support they will need to check their details at:

Let parents searching for childcare know

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To promote to parents the type of help towards paying for childcare you offer fill out our form. The information you provide will be added to your Family Service Directory listing.

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