Bradford Families Information Service can help you to find:
Childcare and Early Education
Leisure activities for all ages and abilities
Activities for children with additional needs
Family Support Services
We provide free, impartial and up-to-date information and advice to parents and carers children and young people from birth to 19 years (or up to 25 years with additional needs).
We also offer a service to providers included in our directory, and are always happy to hear from new organisations wishing to be included. We can provide signposting for you, too, if you want to work in childcare.
Talk to Us
Helpline: 01274 437503
Eastern European Helpline: 01274 434905
Or text: 'childcare' to 07781472076 and we will call you back
Childcare Choices (www.childcarechoices.gov.uk).brings together all the government childcare offers for
the first time, helping parents find the right childcare support to suit them this includes two new initiatives launched in 2017:
30 hours free childcare for eligible 3 and 4 year olds launched in September 2017.
Tax-Free Childcare was introduced in April 2017 and is gradually being rolled out, and
Schools and other organisations can share this site with parents as a place where they canget information about all the financial help availabe to pay for childcare and apply fr the two new initiatives above.
Here is a suggested e-mail you could send your parents or to put onto your website
Subject line: Government launches new schemes to help with childcare costs
Are you looking for support with childcare costs?
Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer.
Use the Childcare Calculator at
www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to see what offers are available to support you and your family.
As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours – two new offerslaunched in 2017.
To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website today atwww.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Care to Learn Funding
Did you know that Care to Learn Funding is still available for a parent under 20 to help fund childcare costs whilst studying?
This can be up to £160 per child per week.
You can get Care to Learn if:
you’re a parent under 20 at the start of your course
you’re the main carer for your child
you live in England
you’re either a British citizen or a national of a
European Economic Area (EEA) country
You can get an application pack by calling the Learner Support Helpline on 0800 121 8989 or for further information please visit the Direct website