Manchester City Council

Children & childcare Help with childcare costs

Free places and extra help

If your child is two years old

You could get free care for 15 hours a week in certain circumstances.

If your child is three or four

You can get free early-years education for 15 hours a week during school term time.

If you work

If you work at least 16 hours a week you could get a tax credit to help with childcare costs. Some employers offer childcare vouchers to help cover costs - they can save you over £1500 a year.

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