In 2017 the government introduced the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme. Working parents who have children under the age of 12 (or 17 if disabled) are able to open an online account for registered childcare. For every £8 parents put into this account, the government will put in an additional £2. This means working families will receive up to £2000 per child to help with childcare costs every year. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4000 per child.
To be eligible for this scheme, you and your partner must each earn at least £120 per week and below £100,000 per year. This scheme will help pay for Ofsted registered:
Outlined below the step by step guidelines for both the parents and the childcare provider as to how to apply for the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme.
Make sure you have the following for you and your partner:
If you do not have a Government Gateway account, you need to set one up by using this service. Please follow the link below:
For any further questions, please call the Childcare Service Support on 0300 123 4097.
If you use your tax free childcare allowance to pay your nanny they will need to be Ofsted registered (see information on how to do this below) and you will need to be the official employer. Once registered with Ofsted and the childcare scheme your nanny will be paid from the account the government and your family have contributed funds towards.
As an employer you are required to register with HMRC as an employer and provide payslips and register and pay taxes for your nanny.
For £22.50 per month Little Ones Payroll Service are able to assist you with HMRC registration, make your regulatory submissions to HMRC on your behalf, provide payslips and other documentation required of you as an employer.
For more information on the service from Little Ones please call 0207 183 6795.
Make sure you have the following:
To sign up you will also need to be registered with a regulator, for example Ofsted. Please follow the link below:
If you are a Nanny or a family who have a Nanny who would like to become Ofsted registered in order to be eligible for the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme below is a step by step guide of what you will need, how to apply and how Little Ones can help.
As a nanny, you will have to register on the voluntary part of the Childcare Register as "home childcare".
The registration fee for a nanny on Childcare register is £103.
Registration usually takes up to 12 weeks from submitting your application to Ofsted.
Little Ones provide training courses, specifically designed for childcarers. We can help you obtain the two qualifications you will need for the registration with Ofsted.
Our Paediatric First Aid course is a one day blended learning course, with 6 hours on site practical training and an online learning part, that students complete at home. The price for the course is £99.
Our Early Years Care and Education course is a one day course that follows the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and Common Core Skills and Knowledge for Ofsted Registration. The price is £189.
Nannies that would like to complete both courses with us can get a special package deal price of £260!