Roughly how much help would we get towards nursery fees?(5 Posts)
Mothership1 Fri 25-May-12 20:30:32
JeanBodel Fri 25-May-12 21:51:14
atworknotworking Sat 26-May-12 19:27:35
BananaPie Sat 26-May-12 19:33:03
Mothership1 Sat 26-May-12 21:45:53
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We are putting our DS into nursery in June, but for how many day depends on how much it's going to cost and how much help I would get through the government, I can't confirm days with the nursery until I know I can afford it and the tax office won't discuss it until 2 weeks before he would start so I'm in a bit of a pickle!
He will be doing 1.5 days hopefully at £66 per
Between us we earn around 24k pa
I'm not asking for anyone to divulge their personal circumstances but if anyone is in a similar position to us it would be great to know roughly how much help towards nursery fees we would get
Thank you x
This is a good website which should be able to help: Turn2us.
There's a benefit calculator on there too.
How old is your DS? if over 3 will get up to 15hrs a week free.
If under try the tax credit calculator on the gov.co.uk site its pretty accurate and will give you an idea of child care credit.
If your employer is signed up to the childcare vouchers scheme you can sacrifice your salary before it's taxed to put towards childcare - the amount you can sacrifice is capped at £243 a month (for non- higher rate tax payers). So essentially you're saving money by not paying tax on the money you spend on childcare. It does make quite a difference.
Thanks for your replies, he is 19mo so does not qualify for that just yet, also my partner is self employed and I work for him, small business and not registered for child care vouchers, I've tried the tax calculator but it's saying I'm not entitled
I think I will just have to confirm the 1.5 days and see what happens with that
Thanks for your help xxx