We accept childcare vouchers from employers who offer this benefit to their eligible employees as an e-voucher. Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from NI contributions for employees, whilst offering NI savings for employers. Both parents are eligible to claim as long as they are both in employment. Further information can be found at www.childcarevouchers.co.uk
Tax credits are available from HM Revenue and Customs, based on household circumstances. You may be able to access help with the cost of ‘Ofsted approved’ childcare, if you are working for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Check on-line at https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/tax-credits for further information and eligibility.
Free Government funding
The government funds local authorties to offer early education places free for 2 year olds (subject to certain criteria) and for 3/4 year olds in settings inspected by Ofsted.
Mini VIP’s is part of this scheme and will receive a basic amount per hour for your child up to a maximum of 15 hours per week. Three year old children will receive the eligible grant funding following the first term after their third birthday. This scheme is outside of Mini VIP’s pricing strategy, and is not all inclusive. (This funding only covers basic childcare, and does not include consumables
such as drinks, snacks, food, nappies, accessories etc) You will receive further information from the setting when you meet with us. Two year old funding is applied for through Gloucester County Council
as this is subject to individual criteria. http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/Achieving-2-Year-Olds
30 hours free childcare
All 3 and 4-year-olds in England already get 15 hours a week, or 570 hours a year of free early education. If their parents are living and working in England, 3 and 4-year-olds may be entitled to 30 hours free childcare.
For more information visit https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/par/app/extendedentitlement