St Stephen's

CE Primary School

0161 764 1132

Colville Drive, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 2DX

0161 764 1132

Colville Drive, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 2DX

Learning, loving and growing; together as God's children

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30 Hours Childcare Questionnaire

In September 2017, 30 Hours’ Free Childcare will become a legal entitlement, do you know what this means for YOU?

Bury Local Authority would like to find out  how you might wish to use the 30 hours free childcare and ask that you fill in a questionnaire.

This will only take 5 minutes of their time and would be extremely useful in helping us all plan for the future delivery of quality childcare in Bury.


CLICK HERE to access the questionnaire or visit


Tax Free Childcare


Are you aware of the Tax Free scheme where you can open an online account through the government website  GOV.UK  to pay into to cover the cost of childcare with a registered provider?

For every 80p parents pay in, the government will top up an extra 20p.  This is equivalent of the tax most people pay - 20% - which gives the scheme its name, ‘tax-free’. The government will top up the account with 20% of childcare costs up to a total of £10,000 - the equivalent of up to £2,000 support per child per year (or £4,000 for disabled children).

Tax-Free Childcare will be launched from early 2017. The scheme will be rolled out gradually to families, with parents of the youngest children able to apply first.

Parents will be able to apply for all their children at the same time, when their youngest child becomes eligible.  

The scheme will also benefit childcare providers, who will be able to receive each child's payment from a single account under Tax-Free Childcare, rather than keep track of multiple payments relating to a single child from different bank and voucher accounts. 


Information on Tax Free Childcare is easily accessible through The Bury Directory


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