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Parenting guides

Our parenting guides can help you understand the benefits and tax breaks you will be eligible for as a parent, and how you can budget for your new arrival.

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How does the Tax Free Childcare scheme work?

The Tax-Free Childcare scheme supports parents' childcare costs and replaced the existing Employer Supported Childcare.

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Tax Free Childcare vs Childcare Vouchers: which is best?

The Tax Free Childcare scheme replaced the old employer supported voucher system, but is it any better? Here's a look at what's changed and how it could hit your pocket.

Home schooling: good for your child & your finances?

A good education will teach your child all the life skills they need to succeed and set them up for the future. A home education can be just as rewarding as sending them to school. We investigate if it makes financial sense.

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New parents: What benefits do you get when you have a baby?

Whether you want to stay home to look after your new child or return to work and arrange childcare, any help you can get is worth investigating. Here's a look at what benefits and other help you can find.

Can Short Term Foster Parents Get Financial Help?

If you provide short-term foster care or are considering foster care on a part-time basis this guide outlines what support is available to help you cover the costs.