Credits and Vouchers

Childcare Choices

From March 2017 the Government is introducing Childcare Choices. Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers for the first time, helping parents find the right childcare support to suit them.

As part of Childcare Choices the Government are introducing two new offers in 2017 – Tax-Free Childcare, which will be introduced on 28 April and gradually rolled out, and 30 hours free childcare, available from September 2017. From the end of April, parents will begin to apply for both schemes at the same time through a new digital childcare service.

The new Childcare Choices website provides information on the new and existing Government childcare offers.
Playmates Childrens Day Nursery is registered with Childcare Choices as a provider.
For enquires about our fees please contact Elaine Mason-Clapham, our manager on 01933 442121 or email

Childcare vouchers
We also accept childcare vouchers , which can be a help with childcare fees, to find our more information please visit the HMRC's website and search "Childcare Vouchers".

Child Tax Credits
You may qualify for Child Tax Credits, please see HMRC and search "Child Tax Credits".

Help with childcare costs
For further information on what help you can receive, including possible help when studying please see and search "help with childcare costs".

2 year old funded places
You may qualify for 570 hours spread over a year of funded hours for your two year old.
To see if you do qualify please see
Select "e" from the a-z listing. Then select "early years". When you are on the "early years" page select. "funded early learning for 2 year olds" which is on the left hand side. When you reach the "funded early years learning for 2 year olds" page scroll down and click the "online eligibility checker" . This will allow you to check you eligibility and also give you a code, that you provide to your nursery to access funding. There is also other information on the "early years" page that you may find interesting.

3-4 year old
Every 3-4 year old is entitled to free funded hours at nursery. The maximum is 570 hours spread over a year. Please call us or as above go to the "early years" webpage at and look for the "funded childcare places for 3-4 year olds" link ,it is on the left. We hope you find this page useful, if you would like any other information added, please contact us at as we are always keen to improve.