Childcare in the UK is amongst the most expensive in the world – and prices keep rising. For some families, nursery fees cost more than the monthly mortgage. Whether you are looking at nurseries or childminders for your pre-school children what financial help is available to reduce costs? What is tax-free childcare and how does it work? Who is eligible for 15 or 30 hours’ free childcare a week – and what help can you get to pay for childcare if you’re on Universal Credit? We'll explore the options available to parents wanting to give their child the best start in life.
Adam Shaw and a panel of guests will be taking your calls, emails and tweets. Do get in touch.
Call 03700 100 444 – lines open at 1300 on Wednesday 19 June; email email@example.com or tweet @moneybox
Megan Jarvie, Head of Coram Family and Childcare
Charlotte McDonough, UK Policy advisor, Save the Children
Neil Hill, Money expert, Money Advice Service
Presenter: Adam Shaw
Producer: Sally Abrahams