Easing the financial burden of childcare for low-earning parents who are on Universal Credit
The UK government and the Department for Work & Pensions has taken significant steps towards easing the financial burden on low-earning parents, announcing a significant increase with the assistance of childcare costs for parents on Universal Credit.
What does the increase in Universal Credit mean to childcare?
This scheme offers a monthly childcare support increase of up to £1,630 and has been introduced to provide a much-needed increase in childcare assistance, hopefully making life a little easier and more affordable, whilst also empowering parents to return to work with confidence, increase their working hours or even pursue a new career.
The importance of supporting the families within our communities and enabling parents to strike a balance between their work and financial responsibilities is very important to us here at KOOSA Kids. As a wraparound childcare provider, priding itself on outstanding, fun-filled childcare at exceptional value, we aim to keep our Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Clubs as affordable as possible alongside offering flexible drop-off and collection times Holiday Clubs at minimal cost. However, we are very aware that many families may need further support with the cost of childcare. We are hoping that this monthly boost of up to £522 in childcare support will continue to create an environment that fosters economic empowerment and help provide a pathway towards financial stability for all parents.
Find out more about the Universal Credit increase
Whether you are looking to re-join the workforce or aiming to increase your working hours, you can learn more and find out how it could positively impact your life by visiting the government website.
If you have any questions about how Universal Credit may assist with your KOOSA Kids Breakfast, After School or Holiday Club childcare, give our friendly Customer Service team a call on 01276 21884 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 6.00pm).