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Tax free childcare

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user1499196264 Tue 04-Jul-17 20:31:07

Hi, I just wondered if anyone knows when you can open up an account for the government scheme of tax free childcare, the one where you pay in 80p and the state pays in 20p on top?

Bubblegumfan Tue 04-Jul-17 20:41:39

Iv already done mine, quite simple to do

user1499196264 Tue 04-Jul-17 21:33:13

Hi, do you have to wait until you've had your baby or can you do it while you're pregnant to start saving?

Bubblegumfan Wed 05-Jul-17 08:25:28

Im not sure but to sign up you need to put a valid date of birth

titsbumfannythelot Mon 10-Jul-17 15:47:21

Can anyone explain how this works? I can't find that much information online. TIA

insancerre Tue 11-Jul-17 19:17:46

nannynick Wed 12-Jul-17 13:02:13

It is still in beta testing so not all functions work but the general concept is that you pay into each child account, get a top up, pay out from the account direct to the childcare provider.

Vonklump Sun 16-Jul-17 22:34:15

Bubblegum - are you up and running?
I cancelled the old scheme to sign up for this, but so far they've been worse than useless.
I'm still not enrolled, the phone lines are rubbish and they don't seem to know what they are doing?

Anyone had success yet?

insancerre Mon 17-Jul-17 06:16:47

I run a nursery and one of our parents has paid June and julys fees via the 30 hours
The money goes into our bank account
There were issues initially where we couldn't log in to set up the account, but it all seems to be working now

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