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The government is introducing new ways to help parents with childcare costs including:

30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year old children

From September 2017 working families in England with 3 and 4-year-old children could be eligible for up to 30 hours free childcare. Parents of children who will be 3 by 31st August can apply now.

To find out more visit the Childcare Choices website.

Tax Free Childcare

If you're a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children) you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child.

To find out more visit the Childcare Choices website.

Help with childcare costs

Looking for childcare

Visit Southend Information Point (SHIP) to find out what childcare is available in Southend

Childcare for Children with Additional Needs

Find out what childcare is available in Southend for children with additional needs.

Information for childcare providers

Children's Centres

Find out about services on offer at Children's Centres in Southend.

Childcare Sufficiency


More child and family services

Page last updated: 30/05/2017