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    SuffolkFiona
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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to give some advice. I am a single Mum to my nearly 4 year old. My daughters Dad died a few years ago.

    I work 3 days a week and my daughter attends nursery whilst I work. I receive tax credits to help pay for the childcare.

    It looks like I may be furloughed at work for a couple of months and I am worried about if I don’t pay my nursery fees (I paid for April’s even though she wasn’t at nursery as it is closed) then HMRC will reduce my tax credits over time as I may not be able to pay and they ask for proof off payments and invoices.

    Any advice regarding this would be appreciated.

    Many thanks

     

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    Ldh86
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    Hi Fiona,

    I would have thought that since your little one is over 3 she is entitled to 30 hours free childcare per week. I’m guessing as you say she’s there while you work 3 days a week she is in nursery less than the 30 hours? Mine little girl is almost 4 too and her nursery is free because of this. They should have advised you of how to apply when signing up for the new year when she turned 3. I’m only in The next county along, Cambs and they have us all a form when we went to the open evening.

    Maybe best calling citizens advice to see where you stand.

    Luke

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    SuffolkFiona
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    Thank you for your message Luke, her nursery only offers the 15 hours a week for free from the government.

    Il have a look at contacting Citizens Advice as well and see what they can suggest.

    Thank you again.

    Fiona

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    Janelou39
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    Hello. Just to let you know when i spoke to tax credits they said they will still pay the amount as long as you plan that your child will still be going back once this is all over. My sons nursery fees were reduced from the 1st of April to 10% of what i normally pay to keep his place secure. I informed tax credits of this and they give you a 4 weeks grace period. If you still have to pay the same amount each month try and get something in writing from the nursery just incase in the future they ask for evidence of payments..

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