How Can I Save Money On My Fees?

Many parents aren't aware of how they can save money on childcare costs. As well as paying by company childcare vouchers or government tax-free vouchers, there are several ways you can save money on fees: 

 

 

Level of Support

Recipient Group

Date Available

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Childcare Element of

Working Tax Credit

70% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £175 per week for 1 child or £300 per week for 2 or more children. Families receiving housing or council tax benefit get extra help, amounting to about 96% of costs in England.

Nearly 400,000 low income working families.

Present

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Universal Credit

85% of childcare costs, with same maximum levels as Working Tax Credit, although no extra help for those receiving housing benefit.

Low income working parents

Present

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Childcare Vouchers

Worth up to £55 per week for basic rate tax-payers.

Working parents, but not self-employed and usually excludes those receiving tax credits.

Presently available, but will not accept new applicants after April 2018.

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Tax Free Childcare

20% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £2,000 per year. Families of children with SEND receive help up to a maximum of £4,000 per year.

Working parents not in receipt of tax credits/Universal Credit whose gross household income is higher than a specified minimum threshold but less than £100,000 per parent.

From early 2017

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Care to Learn

£175 in London and £160 per week outside

Parents under 20 at school or in further education

Presently available

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Discretionary Learner Support

Discretionary

Parents over 20 in further education

Presently available

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Childcare Grant

£155.24 a week for 1 child. Up to £266.15 a week for 2 or more children

Parents in full-time higher education who are eligible for student finance

Presently available

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Childcare Vouchers

The new government tax-free childcare scheme has replaced the Childcare Vouchers used by parents. This is for new registrants only and parents who are already in a voucher scheme can continue to use their existing scheme to pay OOSC.

If you are already registered through your company childcare voucher scheme you can save up to 40% on your fees; making your fees tax-free. Payment is made directly to your voucher account from your wages, then transferred automatically to OOSC.

To find out more about the childcare vouchers accepted by OOSC click here 

Ofsted Outstanding for St Helen's After School and Holiday Club and St Marys Bradley Stoke!

We are pleased to announce another OOSC Outstanding grade awarded when an inspector visited St Helen's After School and Holiday club on Thursday 30th August 2018 

Latest Availability.. updated AUGUST 2019

To guarantee availability for places, you will need to book a regular place at the club. Contact the team at admin@oosc.co.uk 

If your booking is Ad Hoc (booked online) you will need to book in plenty of time to guarantee a place on our busy days. Booking is only guaranteed with payment in advance.

How Can I Save Money On My Fees?

Many parents aren't aware of how they can save money on childcare costs. As well as paying by company childcare vouchers or government tax-free vouchers, there are several ways you can save money on fees: 

Holiday Club

The holiday club is very popular so dont forget to Book early for Summer 2019 club to secure your places! 

Here's some photos from Easter 2019....