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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.

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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 help can you get?

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.

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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.

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