Looking after young children?
Family costs soon pile up!
Toys, food, first shoes.. second shoes.. Plus everyday bills! It's a tricky balance. That's why Social Security Scotland has 5 payments like Best Start Grant (Pregnancy and Baby Payment, Early Learning Payment and School Age Payment) - one-off payments at key stages during your child's early years), Best Start Foods - a prepaid card to buy food for your kids under 3 and Scottish Child Payment - £40 every 4 weeks for children under 6 to help you focus on what's more important.
If you have a child under 6, and are on tax credits or certain benefits, find out more at http://mygov.scot/benefits