Mark Jenkinson has launched a new childcare guide to help hardworking families access the support they need.
Mark said: “Meeting childcare costs is a huge issue for parents and guardians across my constituency.
“This is why I have created this guide to make people aware of some of the help available in our area.
“The Government has announced a package of measures, and an important part of my role is to make people aware of the sort of help that is out there.
“Parenting is the most important job in the world, but it is not always easy to juggle these responsibilities with work commitments.
“This is why I believe that every household deserves the right level of support.
“Rises in the cost of living are affecting everyone, not only those who are presently receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit and childcare vouchers.”
The help includes free childcare and education for two-year-old for qualifying families, and 30 hours of free childcare for three to four-year-olds.
Working families, including the self-employed, may be entitled to up to £2,000 tax-free childcare.
Children aged 0 to 11 (or 16 if disabled) are also covered under the scheme.
All three to four-year-olds can access 15 hours of free childcare every week regardless of their income or working status.
Depending on income, parents or guardians may be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare from participating nurseries, schools, childminders, playgroups, Sure Start Children’s Centres and after school clubs.
Those eligible for Universal Credit may be able to claim back up to 85 per cent of childcare costs.