Help with children
Help with Childcare Costs
With the Easter school holidays nearly here, HM Revenue and Customs is raising awareness of government help to pay for childcare.
Tax-Free Childcare can pay for any approved childcare for children aged 11 or under, or 16 if the child has a disability.
Working families, where each parent or carer earns up to £100,000, can use it, meaning for every £8 paid into an online account they will receive an additional £2 from the government.
Whether children go to nursery, a childminder, attend breakfast, after school or holiday clubs, as well as out of school activities, Tax-Free Childcare could be used.
Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme
Have you heard of the Devon Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme?
The aim of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is to support children to eat more healthily, be more active over the school holidays and have a greater knowledge of health and nutrition as well as be more engaged with school and other local services.
Devon County Council are working with sixty nine providers across Devon to offer fully funded places on HAF approved Holidays Schemes.
*Please note to access the programme children must be eligible for benefit related free school meals.*
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