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Tax Free Childcare

You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. If you get Tax-Free Childcare, the government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider. This is paid via an online childcare account that you set up for your child. You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 30 hours free childcare if you’re eligible for both. You can use it to pay for approved childcare, for example: • childminders, nurseries and nannies • after school clubs and play schemes • home care agencies Your childcare provider must be signed up to the scheme before you can pay them and benefit from Tax-Free Childcare. Your eligibility depends on: • if you are working • how much you earn • your child’s age and circumstances • your nationality Your partner’s employment and income will affect your eligibility if you are: • married or in a civil partnership and live together • not married or in a civil partnership, but living together as though you are It will not affect your eligibility if they: • are or will be absent from your household for more than 6 months • are a prisoner

Service provider

Tax Free Childcare

Client Groups Served

  • Children and Young People
  • Adult Working Age
  • Parent / Carer


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