Help with childcare costs course
Universal Credit and tax-free childcare are two major new ways to pay for childcare. This one day course will look at what working parents need to know when considering the two schemes, the differences between them and how they interact with existing help including tax credits and childcare vouchers. Help with childcare costs for parents in education and training will also be presented and the criteria for eligibility will be highlighted.
This course will cover eligibility for the extended free entitlement (30 hours), helping you understand which parents/carers of three and four year olds will be eligible for an additional 15 hours free childcare.
This course is designed for:
Course content will include:
- An introduction to Universal Credit
- Clear information about eligibility and how current benefits will transfer across to Universal Credits for families
- An introduction to tax-free childcare and the processes for accessing an account
- Examples of better off calculations for families in different financial circumstances
- An overview of help with childcare costs for parents or carers in education and training
- Eligability criteria for the extended free entitlement for three and four year olds (30 hours)
- A good practice guide to disseminate key information to the wider team
£220 + VAT (lunch is not included).
How our courses differ
As a leading national family charity in the field of policy, research and advocacy on childcare and family issues, we bring insight and experience of how organisations can best support families for mutual benefit and success.
Our courses are delivered by skilled trainers who are experts in their field. We combine presentations with exercises and group work to deliver an interactive learning experience and to stimulate professional discussions.
Time and location
This training day took place on Monday 6 February 2017. To find out more about future training dates and locations for this course please contact Kate Miller, Development Manager, on 020 7940 7522 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We can schedule additional courses based on demand so please get in touch.
Starting Life Well Manager, Salford City Council, 'Help with the childcare costs' trainee
“Very useful, the tutor was very knowledgeable and it was useful to also hear views from the other Local Authorities.”
Family Information Services Manager, Bedford Borough Council, 'Help with the childcare costs' trainee
“Very useful, particularly considering the number of changes to benefits and new initiatives that are happening at the moment. The course materials are good to refer to afterwards and the trainer was well informed and engaging.”
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