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Childcare Choices

The Department for Education's (DfE) campaign to promote and raise awareness of the benefits that using 30 hours free childcare can have for working families.  

They have produced a suite of case studies of six families across England sharing the positive impacts of 30 hours free childcare on their household (e.g. making childcare more affordable, increasing household budgets, enabling parents to go back to work, additional support for parents of children with special educational needs and improving the family's quality of life)

The have also produced A “how-to” animation to support families applying for 30 hours free childcare and Tax-Free Childcare online.

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Chelsea & Esmae (Telford and Wrekin)

Chelsea from Telford shares her story of how #30 hours childcare helped her find a healthy work/life balance.  Hear more from Chelsea and other families have benefited from 30 hours...

Florentina & Erik (Brent)

Florentina from Brent shares her story of how #30 hours allowed her to increase her working hours while her son Erik, who has special educational needs, received speech and language therapy through his nursery.

Debbie, Jamie, Ruby & Ivy (Devon)

Debbie and Jamie from Devon share their story of hoe #30 hours free childcare helped them both start working full-time, and increase the no. of days their daughter Ivy attends pre-school.

Murugan & Rujen (Brent)

Murugan from Brent shares how #30 hours helped with his family’s finances.

Letesha & Lovell (Derby)

Letesha from Derby shares her story of how #30 hours childcare helped bring her family closer together.

Claire & JJ (Leeds)

Claire from Leeds shares her story of how #30 hours childcare helped give her back her “independence”.

How to apply for 30 hours childcare and Tax-Free Childcare

This short guide for parents sets out the steps to apply for 30 hours childcare and Tax-Free Childcare. For more information on the schemes please visit: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/”

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