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You Can Be PROSECUTED For Taking Your Child On Holiday During Term Time

Parents who take their children out of school during term time for a family holiday can be prosecuted, the Supreme Court ruled today. Unless you get written permission from the headteacher of your child’s school before the holiday, you risk being landed a hefty fine of £60, which rises further to £120 if unpaid after […]

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Specified Adult Childcare credits – When grandparents do the childcare

Specified Adult Childcare credits – When grandparents do the childcare Do you have children under 12? Are the children’s grandparents helping you out with childcare while you go back to work? Then the grandparents could be missing out on thousands of pounds from what is called Specified Adult Childcare Credit. It can be a little confusing but […]

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Petition for childcare for working parents

Petition for childcare for working parents I would love to know your thoughts on this… I have included a link to the petition towards the end of this article if you wish to sign. I seen this last night and it had 20,000 signatures – over night it has got over 50,000 more so it […]

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How To Cut Your Childcare Costs To The Absolute Minimum

How To Cut Your Childcare Costs To The Absolute Minimum I read a report recently that said parents have been splashing out more on childcare recently than they have been on their mortgages! Apparently families are paying 27% more than they were in 2009 which is a massive increase. Now I know how important finding […]

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Should working parents get free childcare?

Should working parents get free childcare? A petition has been started as that is what thousands of parents would like to see. As a working parent myself, I know how hard it can be to juggle childcare and work, especially during school holidays, strike days and when the children are poorly. Luckily I have a […]

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Childcare costs for under 3’s could go up!

Childcare costs for under 3’s could go up! According to reports on the Telegraph and the BBC, the government’s plan to increase the amount of free childcare from 15 hours a week to 30 hours will push up the fees for under 3’s. Charities and childcare providers are warning that although the new scheme sounds […]

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Childcare changes announced in Autumn statement!

Childcare changes announced in Autumn statement! The scrapping of the tax credit cuts wasn’t the only good news to be announced in the Autumn statement today by George Osbourne. It has been announced that from 2017, there will be 30 hours of free childcare for three and four-year-olds.  This free childcare scheme will be offered […]

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10 things you MUST know about tax-free childcare

10 things you MUST know about tax-free childcare So I recently informed you all about the governments plans to increase working parents free childcare hours from 15 to 30, but now more information has been released on the scheme, I can give you ten important facts that you should all know about the tax- free […]

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Extra free childcare boost announced!

Extra free childcare boost announced! With the cost of childcare making a massive impact on parents wallets, it may feel like the new 30 hour free childcare policy has come at a good time. At the moment all three and four year olds in England are already entitled to 15 free hours, but David Cameron […]

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End Of The Current Childcare Voucher Scheme

Current Childcare Voucher Scheme Ends Autumn 2015 As announced in The 2013 Budget, the current childcare voucher scheme will be changing in Autumn 2015, making it available to lots more people. However, if you are not currently signed up to the current scheme but are eligible, then you may want to consider looking into it […]

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