Financial Support

Are you eligible?

It's official! We are an Ofsted Registered Provider.

Our Unique Registration Number is 2595952.

Explore below to see if you are eligible to receive help with accessing our clubs and mentoring services.

Alternatively, to find out if you are eligible and how much you could claim, visit Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) website www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits or call their helpline on 0345 300 3900.

Please note: The Mentoring Lab does not get involved in personal and financial matters with regards to the eligibility of Childcare Vouchers/Credits. The outcome of your claim will be decided by HMRC based on your own personal circumstances.

Ages 0-15 or 0-16 if disabled
Tax-free Childcare
- For working families
- With children between 0-15 (or 0-16 if disabled)
- For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year.
Tax-Free Childcare has been introduced by the government to support working parents with the costs of childcare, the childcare provider must be Ofsted registered.

Eligible parents can open an online account to make childcare payments. You will be eligible if you are a single working parent or a couple where both parents are working and earning over £120 per week, but no more than £100,000 per year.

Additional support is available for disabled children.
Ages 0-15 or 0-16 if disabled
Tax Credits for Childcare
Tax Credits for Childcare

- For working families
- With children between 0-15 (or 0-16 if disabled)
- Get up to 70% off your childcare costs, up to a cap
If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit, and you and any partner are working at least 16 hours a week each, you can claim back up to 70% of your eligible childcare costs for children between 0-15 (or between 0-17 for disabled children). Depending on your income, you could get up to £122.50 a week for one child or £210 for two or more.

The childcare you pay for must be registered as a childcare setting. You may also be eligible for Child Tax Credit, even if you’re not working. 
Ages 0-15 
Universal Credits for Childcare
- For working families
- With children between 0-15
- Get up to 85% off your childcare costs, up to a cap

If you, and any partner, are working, or you’re due to start work, and you’re claiming Universal Credit, you can get a reduction of up to 85% off your childcare costs for children between 0-15 years of age.

The Mentoring Lab is an Ofsted registered provider, which means this scheme can be used to help pay towards your child fees. 
Ages 0-15 or 0-16 if disabled
Childcare Grants
- For full time students
- With children between 0-14 (or 0-16 if disabled)
- Get up to 85% off your childcare costs, up to a cap
The grant is available to full-time students who are receiving or are eligible for a student finance package. The grant can be used at The Mentoring Lab as we are an Ofsted registered provider. If you are a part-time student or receive Working Tax Credits, then you won’t be eligible for this grant as well.

The grant does not have to be paid back and is separate to payments you receive as part of other student finance payments.You can find out more and apply for a childcare grant here: www.gov.uk/childcare-grant.
Ages 0-15 
Salary Sacrifice
- For working families
- With children between 0-15
If you take part in a salary sacrifice scheme, you can give up part of your pay in return for a non-cash benefit, which can be used for childcare – which allows you to save on tax and National Insurance.

Anyone who works for or owns a limited company is entitled to take part in the salary sacrifice scheme, if the company doesn’t offer childcare vouchers through a third-party provider.

You can also find out more on the HMRC website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/salary-sacrifice-and-the-effects-on-paye
Non eligible and need financial support?

If the above HMRC schemes do not apply to you and you need financial support to access our services, please contact a member of our team on 02081588500 to find out if we currently have funded clubs or mentoring projects available that match your circumstances, of which you can access for free. 

Alternatively, the easiest way to make additional savings on your child’s fee’s is by referring new customers to our service. This will reduce your monthly fee by £5 for every referral who joins.

How to refer?

Referring is simple and can be done by following these simple steps:

- Refer a friend or family member to any one of our clubs by simply telling them about us.
- Make sure they mention your name when registering their child
- If they join The Mentoring Lab and attend our clubs or mentoring services, your fee’s can be reduced by £5 per referral. 

Contact a member of our team on 02081588500 to find out more.
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