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Want Cheaper Childcare? Ask York Council


6:47am 17th September 2014

City of York Council’s Family Information Service (FIS) is urging parents to get in touch to talk about ways to cut their childcare bill this autumn.

Childcare is one of the largest single costs that many families face. Though there are lots of different ways of saving money on childcare, it can be confusing to work out what’s best. The FIS can talk through the options and help families decide what’s right for them. Options include free childcare for two year olds, working tax credits and employer childcare vouchers.

Helen Jones, from the council’s Family Information Service, explained: “We know that many parents feel rather overwhelmed about the different ways of reducing their childcare costs. With national initiatives like the free care for  two, three and four year olds, and more local, employee-based childcare vouchers, it’s really worth getting in touch to talk through your options.”

Councillor Janet Looker, Cabinet member for Education, Children and Young People, City of York Council, said: “I know that many families struggle with the cost of childcare. I’d encourage people to get in touch with the FIS to see if there are any ways of reducing their bill, because there are so many options available for families on a wide range of incomes.”

For more information contact the Family Information Service on 01904 554444 or email or visit

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