Childcare Choices

Childcare Choices, the cross-Government childcare brand and campaign has been launched, providing parents with a single point of information for all the Government funded childcare offers, including the two new offers: 30 hours free childcare and Tax Free Childcare. The launch of the new website, means that millions of parents can now pre-register for the Government’s new childcare offers. The introduction of the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28th April, for parents of the youngest children. It will gradually roll out over 2017, cutting childcare costs for working families across the UK by up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children. On top of this, from September 2017, parents of three and four year old children living in England will be able to apply for a new 30 hours free childcare offer, worth around £5,000 per child. The Childcare Choices website includes a childcare calculator,, for parents to compare all the Government’s childcare offers and check what works best for their families. Through the website, parents can also pre-register for email alerts that will notify them when they can apply, as well as providing details of existing Government childcare offers.