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    So my little one is starting nursery next month as I’m back to work after mat leave 😭😭😭
    I get UC and will get support with childcare costs. I’ve just paid the deposit which is £800 and the nursery state this will be used as the last months fees when he leaves the nursery. Makes sense to me but it looks like I can’t claim that on UC as it states I’ll only be reimbursed when the childcare takes place…but I don’t know when he’ll be leaving nursery and I don’t know what my financial circumstances will be then! I have to pay out for the first months fees in a couple of weeks 😩 and as I’m in receipt of UC now we’ll obviously I don’t have much to spare.

    is this right or am I missing something?

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    Gingerbread Alex


    As you are seeking advice on Universal Credit and childcare costs, I would suggest that you contact our Single Parent Helpline on 0808 802 0925. We have a team of trained advisers who should be able to help. They will be busy and you may need to wait to get through, but calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

    Best wishes,



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