Choosing childcare in Knowsley

Choosing childcare, from day nurseries to childminders.

Financial support

Paying for childcare can take a big chunk out of your household income. However, don’t rule out any options until you’ve worked out what financial help is available to you. Also, consider the benefits you may be able to claim.

  • Tax Credits 0845 300 3900
  • Childcare Element of Working Tax Credits
  • Tax-free childcare for working families, including the self-employed
  • 30 hours of free childcare for 3- and 4-year-olds is available for working families
  • Universal Credit can also assist with childcare costs if you aren’t receiving tax-free childcare
  • If you are in training or studying, you can get support while you study; for more information, visit the Childcare Choices website

Knowsley Early Years Service provides childcare settings with business support and guidance, to assist providers when setting their fees.

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