The good news this week is that Tuition Canterbury is now registered with Ofsted as an approved childcare provider. What this means is that while the tuition programmes remain the same, parents eligible for Working Tax Credit who enrol their child (or children) at the Centre may henceforth claim the childcare element against fees. The refund is 70% – in other words £19.25 of the current £27.50 fee per session will be repaid.
Definitive information on the scheme is available from the HMRC website. The following leaflets WTC1 ‘Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit – an Introduction’; and WTC5 ‘Help with the costs of childcare’ contain full details.