It’s worth knowing if you can claim tax credits as a parent. Read about calculating Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit as well as using childcare vouchers.
This article is provided by Money Helper (previously Money Advice Service) and is updated regularly.
Our support line offers practical and emotional support in many areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood: 0300 330 0700.
You might find attending one of our NCT New Baby groups helpful as they give you the opportunity to explore different approaches to important parenting issues with a qualified group leader and other new parents in your area.
Make friends with other parents-to-be and new parents in your local area for support and friendship by seeing what NCT activities are happening nearby.