A FREE Tax-Free Childcare webinar for local authority/council officers, partners, and family-facing professionals

15 March 2022 – 10:00-11:30





HMRC has asked Hempsall’s to deliver this 90-minute Zoom webinar.  It will be useful for local authorities/councils and family-facing professionals across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

You are invited if you are a health visitor, social worker, housing officer, or work in children’s centres, early help, job centres, schools, or if you are someone else who works with families across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The webinar is designed to share up-to-date information and to raise awareness of Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) and increase understanding of it.

Hempsall’s will be providing a useful overview of TFC and how it could better benefit children and families.  They also want to help and equip attendees with ideas and tools that can motivate parents to sign up and use TFC to pay for childcare, out of school and holiday activities.  Helping families and children and the provider in turn.

The webinar will consider:

  • Information, myth busting and growing awareness/understanding of TFC to support clear information sharing.
  • How we all can motivate interest and engagement in TFC.
  • Actions that can support parent and provider sign-up.


  • 10:00          Welcome and introduction
    Aim and purpose
  • 10:10          TFC: the story so far, evaluation and learning
  • 10:20          Re-imagining TFC
    Opportunities to take for families and providers
  • 10:35          The importance of good information
  • 10:45          Extending information through effective reach and engagement
  • 11:00          Motivating behaviours – taking actions
    Examples of impact
  • 11:15          What can we all do?
    Useful tools and information
  • 11:25          Summary points and evaluation
  • 11:30          Close

The webinar will be recorded, and slides and resources will be shared afterwards.

Find out more about the project here

Alison Morton, Acting Executive Director at iHV, presented at last week’s Hempsall’s Changing Lives Through Childcare webinar.

Alison promoted the role of the health visitor (HV) and improving the uptake of the 2 year offer, the breadth of the HV role, and why a well resourced health visiting service is needed to improve outcomes for all children, particularly the most vulnerable.

Hempsall’s national Changing Lives Through Childcare webinar was for all parent-facing professionals to develop their knowledge of 15-hours childcare for the least advantaged two-year-olds, alongside other funded childcare and help with childcare costs.

Watch the full webinar below with Alison’s presentation at 1:50:

The Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) is delighted to work with PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) on their campaign to help parents understand the childcare options available to them and also to explain the recent changes to the early years entitlement with the roll out of 30 hours.

The PACEY campaign forms a key part of the Childminder Champions campaign funded by the Department for Education to increase parental knowledge and understanding of childminding as a high-quality childcare option. By working with the Institute to share information with health visitors across the country, the campaign aims to help parents understand what childcare options are available to them, including the important role that childminders can play, through sharing information with health visitors.

Karen Stansfield, head of education and quality, iHV, said:

“The Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to be working with PACEY on promoting the different childcare options available to parents.  Health visitors meet all new parents several times during the first two and half years of a child’s life through the mandated contacts of the Healthy Child Programme and are well positioned to share lots of useful and important information with parents on child development.

“Together with PACEY, we have helped develop new resources for health visitors so that they are aware of the different childcare options available, including the extended 30-hour entitlement which started this month (September).

“These new resources include a briefing for health visitors to help them understand the childcare options, a short FAQ fact sheet on the new 30 hours entitlement and a childcare options leaflet to share with parents.”

See links below to access the resources: