Vouchers and Funding

The information below offers a quick guide to childcare vouchers and funding.  More information can be found by following the links provided.

Vouchers and Credits

Childcare Vouchers your employer may offer you to help with your childcare costs. This could be in return for a reduction in your pay; known as a ‘salary sacrifice’. Childcare vouchers may affect the amount of tax credits that you can get. This online calculator can help you decide whether overall you will be better off taking the vouchers or not.

Alternatively you can telephone HMRC, Tax Credits on 0345 300 3900.

Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits

You could get extra tax credits to help pay for some of your childcare costs while you are working. For more information about child tax credits and working tax credits please click here.

Free Childcare and Education for 2 to 4-Year-olds

2 Year Funding

20% of 2 year olds in England are now eligible for free 15 hours funding per week . Call Derbyshire on 01629 539319 to see if you are eligible.

3- 5 Year Funding

All 3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early year’s education each week for 38 weeks of the year.

You can start claiming free early education the term after your child turns 3. The date that you can claim will depend on your child’s birthday.

Childs birthdayWhen you can claim
1 January to 31 March The beginning of the term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August The beginning of the term on or after 1 Sept
1 Sept to 31 Dec The beginning of the term on or after 1 Jan

For more information about free childcare and education for 2 to 4-year olds please click here.