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Cash left in your ParentPay account? How to get it back after term ends

Parents who use online payment provider ParentPay may have leftover credit sitting in their accounts – here's how to check and get a refund

16 July 2019

Less than half of providers will offer free 30 hours of weekly childcare, survey finds

Parents may struggle to take advantage of a Government scheme to deliver 30 hours of free childcare a week

5 April 2017

Bereavement changes leave future widowed parents with less support

Future widowed parents of young children could miss out on £1,000s once changes to a Government scheme are rolled out

30 January 2017

£50m grant to create 9,000 more free nursery places for working parents

The Department for Education has announced a grant to create nearly 9,000 nursery places for three- and four-year-olds

10 January 2017

Parents left unable to pay for childcare after voucher scheme provider hit by technical problems

A system upgrade by Sodexo has caused payment and account issues for parents who use its services

9 January 2017

ParentPay promises to fix school payments chaos – what to expect from the latest revamp

School payments website ParentPay expects to complete a second major overhaul of the site next month

2 August 2016

School dinners chaos after parents caught out by revamp of ParentPay system

An overhaul of school payment system ParentPay has caused mass confusion among many of the 2 million parents who use it

16 June 2016

Single parents sent 'threatening' letters asking for proof they live alone

Single parents have been sent tax credit letters from Concentrix which some say are

13 February 2015

Separated parents told: Agree on child support or face fees

Separated parents face a charge for administering child maintenance payments unless they can reach an amicable agreement

21 May 2014