FAMILIES in Redditch with children under 12 can now apply for up to £2,000 of childcare support per child, per year.
Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare by visiting Childcare Choices.
Parents can also access the government’s childcare calculator through Childcare Choices, which helps parents to choose which government childcare support is best for them. The support is worth up to £4,000 for disabled children.
More than 190,000 parents across the UK now have a Tax-Free Childcare account they can use to pay for a wide range of regulated childcare, including nurseries, childminders, after school or holiday clubs.
For every £8 parents pay into their childcare account the government will add an extra £2.
EXPLORE CIVIL WAR: VISITORS to Worcester Cathedral during half-term will have the opportunity to explore its the fascinating story during the English Civil War through a new, interactive app.
Developed by the cathedral’s education department, the Cathedral Turned Upside Down App will enable visitors to follow in the footsteps of King Charles II and the Duke of Hamilton as they discover the important role it played in the Civil War, particularly during the decisive Battle of Worcester in 1651.
The App will be available to download for free from this Saturday, February 17, and will be suitable for anybody aged 12 and above.
There will also be a paper copy of the tour available to collect on arrival at the Cathedral.