If like me you’re a working parent, the cost of childcare can soon outweigh all of the other household bills combined *sigh*
It’s an expensive outlay that unless you’ve got helpful friends and family to give you a hand cannot be avoided.
Thankfully, the childcare God’s have been listening and have come up with a solution – 30 hours FREE childcare!
This could help so many parents get back into work or pick up their hours.
So, are you eligible?
Parents of 3 or 4 year olds must meet a criteria to be eligible, which is as follows…
- They earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months.
- This equates to £120 a week (or c.£6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or £112.80 a week (or c.£5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old and £56 a week for apprentices in their first year.
Parents won’t meet the criteria if they earn over £100,000.
You can find more information HERE and also check with your childcare provider, school/nursery to see whether they offer the 30 hours.